Team blends youth and experience as GB looks to build on Manchester success

British Cycling has announced the names of the 12 riders who will represent the country at the Melbourne round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, which takes place on the weekend of 19-21 November.

The squad includes 10 of the 12 riders who helped the country win 10 of the 17 gold medals available in the opening round of this season’s competition in Manchester last month, as well as up-and-coming riders Andrew Fenn and Katie Colclough, both endurance specialists.

Other than Ross Edgar, who represents Team Sky+ HD, all of the riders will sport the Team GB colours, and the full squad is as follows:

Ross Edgar
Steven Burke
Ed Clancy
Katie Colclough
Matt Crampton
David Daniell
Andrew Fenn
Wendy Houvenaghel
Chris Newton
Joanna Rowsell
Andy Tennant
Jess Varnish

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.