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Monday, January 10, 2011

Great Britain to give youth a chance in Beijing Track World Cup

by Ben Atkins at 5:14 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Track
Young team sent to China for experience at top level

lizzie armitsteadBritish Cycling is sending a young team of eleven riders to Beijing, China for the next round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, between January 21st and 23rd. Most of the riders are selected from the “Olympic Academy” development programme with the aim of giving them experience at the top level of the sport.

Sam Harrison, Simon Yates and Phillip Hindes will all be making their World Cup debut in the event.

“The Track World Cup in Beijing is a great opportunity for the young squad to gain experience at World Cup level against World class competition,” said Great Britain’s Performance Manager Shane Sutton. “Our Podium riders competed in the first two rounds of the World Cup Series and are now focused on preparations for the final round of the World Cup series held at our home Vélodrome in Manchester where we’re planning on fielding a full-strength squad.”

The women’s team will number just two, consisting of developing sprinter Becky James and Garmin-Cervélo rider Lizzie Armitstead.

The fourth, and last, round of the World Cup will take place between February 18th and 20th at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England; the World Championships will be just over a month later in Apeldoorn, Netherlands between March 23rd and 27th.

Great Britain team for Beijing World Cup

Male Endurance:
Mark Christian
Andrew Fenn
Sam Harrison
Jon Mould
Erick Rowsell
Simon Yates

Male Sprint:
Dave Daniell
Phillip Hindes
Peter Mitchell

Female Endurance:
Lizzie Armitstead

Female Sprint:
Rebecca James


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