Monday, 17 October 2011

Team GB Track cyclists announced

Team GB has announced the fifteen riders who will represent the nation at the European Track Cycling Championships which begin this coming Friday, with no surprises among the names.

The Women's Sprint may be one of the last in which Victoria Pendleton competes as a professional, having stopped just short on a number of occasions from stating that she will retire after the London Olympic Games. Chris Hoy will be looking to get his international reputation back up to the same standard as that among British cycling fans following an embarrassing race during last year's Championships when he was soundly beaten by Irishman Felix English, an amateur rider - a selection of good results earned since, including three golds at the Nationals this summer, suggests he's been working to prevent it happening again. Other riders, keen to demonstrate excellent form now we're well into the final year before the Olympics, will also be striving to perform at high level at the event to be held in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Women’s Sprint: Victoria Pendleton, Jess Varnish.
Women’s Endurance: Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Dani King, Sarah Storey.
Men’s Sprint: Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Queally, Matt Crampton, Jason Kenny.
Men’s Endurance: Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Andy Tennant.

Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy will pull out all the stops in an attempt to repeat their 2008 success - in Pendleton's case so as to end her career at a highpoint and in Hoy's to leave the world in no doubt that his is not yet over.
(both images © johnthescone CC-BY-2.0)

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