British Cycling has announced the line-up for the 2013 Track World Championships in Minsk, Belarus, over February 20-24. The squad features a mix of experience and younger riders out to gain a feel for top-level racing at the Worlds.
As reported earlier, Ed Clancy makes a move back to the endurance squad after a brief spell in the team sprint line-up. Clancy is one of six London 2012 gold medallists in the squad alongside Jason Kenny, Phil Hindes, Steve Burke, Dani King and Laura Trott.
Elinor Barker, Kian Emadi, Vicky Williamson, Jon Dibben, Owain Doull and Simon Yates all make their World Champs debut in the senior ranks.
Sprinter Jess Varnish is out of the squad due to injury, and Becky James and Williamson will ride the women’s sprint events.
Trott and King are joined by Barker in the women’s endurance line-up, and will contest the team pursuit.
“The first year of an Olympic cycle is always an interesting one as it gives the opportunity for our young riders to compete alongside the world’s best and experience the competitive environment which is crucial for their development,” said British Cycling performance director David Brailsford.
“With that in mind, the focus for the team is to perform to the best of their ability as the route to Rio firmly begins.”
Great Britain squad for 2013 Track World Championships