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Great Britain names team for UCI Track Cycling World Cup in New Zealand


UK cycling governing body British Cycling has today announced full details of Team GB that will compete at the next round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

The squad travelling to New Zealand sees the return of Becky James, who returns to the squad after a major knee injury. She has been selected alongside Jess Varnish and Katy Marchant.

In the men’s sprint, Olympic gold medallists Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes are joined by Lewis Oliva and Callum Skinner.

Ed Clancy returns to the squad after a back injury that saw him miss the European Track Championships and the first world cup of the season and is selected alongside Chris Latham, Germain Burton, Mark Stewart and Oliver Wood.

The women’s endurance events see the inclusion of Emily Nelson, Emily Kay, Manon Lloyd, Megan Barker and Abigail Dentus.

Great Britain Cycling Team Technical Director Shane Sutton, said: “We’ll be going to New Zealand with the aim of scoring vital Olympic qualification points, particularly in the sprint events and it’s great to see Becky James come back into the fold.

“We’re in the fortunate position that our performance across men’s and women’s endurance has left us in a strong position in qualification allowing us to blood some of our younger academy riders.

“It’s absolutely vital that we expose them to the pressures of world class competition at a young age and this experience will undoubtedly stand them in good stead in the rest of their careers,” Sutton added.

The next round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in New Zealand will run between 4-6 December.

Great Britain Cycling Team for UCI Track Cycling World Cup

  • Becky James
  • Jess Varnish
  • Katy Marchant
  • Jason Kenny
  • Philip Hindes
  • Callum Skinner
  • Lewis Oliva
  • Ed Clancy
  • Chris Latham
  • Germain Burton
  • Mark Stewart
  • Oliver Wood
  • Emily Nelson
  • Emily Kay
  • Manon Lloyd
  • Megan Barker
  • Abigail Dentus

Great Britain New Zealand Squad