British track endurance rider Lizzie Armitstead has been forced to pull out of this month’s UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the Netherlands (March 23-27) due to injury.

Armitstead was scheduled to ride the omnium, but is suffering from side strain.

British Cycling has said that Armitstead is receiving treatment for the strain and is expected to make a full recovery but not in time for the track worlds.

Laura Trott – whose name was already on the worlds roster – will take Armitstead’s place in the multi-discipline omnium.

Britain’s pick for the women’s team pursuit will be announced next week.

Great Britain: Riders for 2011 Track World Champs

Women’s Sprint


Becky James, Victoria Pendleton, Jess Varnish

Women’s Endurance

Wendy Houvenaghel, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott

Men’s Sprint

Matt Crampton, Ross Edgar, Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny

Men’s Endurance

Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Sam Harrison, Pete Kennaugh, Andy Tennant

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