Sir Chris Hoy will be in Manchester

British Cycling today announced the squad of 19 riders that will be competing in the first round of the 2009/10 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, taking place at the Manchester Velodrome, from October 30-November 1.

Team Sky+HD will be gearing up to take on some of the world’s best sprinters, with Sir Chris Hoy taking part in his first major international competition since his crash at the World Cup meeting in Copenhagen last season.

Team GB are also fielding a strong team with no less than six Olympic medallists on the squad, whilst double Junior World Champion Becky James, who has shown real talent this year, makes her Senior debut at the World Cup.

Riders: Team Sky+HD

Ross Edgar
Chris Hoy
Peter Mitchell
Victoria Pendleton
Jamie Staff

Riders: Team GB

Lizzie Armitstead
Steven Burke
Ed Clancy
Matt Crampton
David Daniell
Wendy Houvenaghel
Rebecca James
Jason Kenny
Chris Newton
Joanna Rowsell
Ben Swift
Andy Tennant
Geraint Thomas
Jess Varnish

The UCI Track Cycling World Cup is just one of three fantastic track cycling events taking place at Manchester Velodrome this Autumn, with the National Track Championships currently on until October 24 and the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships taking place from November 6-8. Tickets are still available for all three events – visit www.ticketmaster.com for more details.

For more information please visit www.britishcycling.org.uk and www.trackworldcup.co.uk.