I hope Alex Edmondson does well - (on my youth CQ squad).
Will also be watching for Linfield (on our current leaders team), and Ewan on a few teams.
Are there any hints that they might drag in other riders like Watson, Sheppard and Beckinsale for particular races or periods of the season?
Watson, Macnally, Pat Lane would be more likely because they are both in Europe anyway.
They are sending a national team to tour of qinghai lake, complete with altitude camps at the AIS, this is supposed to be mainly for U23 guys who missed WTA selection, so that amongst a few other 'national' team races in asia will probably subsitute for the riders that missed the cut.
Other thing with Ewan is he could have a team lined up to race with after the WTA european stint is over... who knows. He's already got Jason Bakker, cadels manager, working for him. He's not messing around.