GB squad for track World Champs announced

Eight Beijing medallists make trip to Poland after "Winter of experimentation and innovation"...

British Cycling has announced the team of 19 riders who will travel to Pruszków in Poland to compete in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, taking place from the 25–29 March.
Eight Beijing Olympic medallists feature in the team, with Gold medallists Victoria Pendleton, Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny and Ed Clancy included in the line-up. Pendleton will be looking to continue her success on the World stage having won two World Champion titles in 2008.
British Cycling's performance director, Dave Brailsford, is pleased with the selection: ”
This has been a winter of experimentation and innovation for the team and our selection of riders reflects that. We have a great mix of youth and experience and see Poland as our first step on the road to London 2012. Given the abundance of talent in our Academy Programme, this year's World Championships presents the perfect opportunity for us to give them the chance to experience competition at world level and perform on the biggest stage alongside some of our current Olympic and World Champions.”
Chris Hoy is not in the team following his crash in the Copenhagen round of the Track World Cup. Comenting on Hoy's absence British Cycling's track performance manager, Heiko Salzwedel, said:

“It's very unfortunate that Chris Hoy cannot participate as he was very motivated to show his outstanding capabilities following the increase in public interest. But now, this opens up the opportunity for younger riders to show their potential.”
Men's Sprint

Ross Edgar
Jamie Staff
Matthew Crampton
Jason Kenny
David Daniell
Men's Endurance

Chris Newton
Mark Cavendish
Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Peter Kennaugh
Jonathan Bellis
Women's Sprint

Victoria Pendleton
Anna Blyth
Shanaze Reade
Jess Varnish
Women's Endurance

Wendy Houvenaghel
Lizzie Armitstead
Joanna Rowsell
Katie Colclough

Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.

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