After the resounding success of the Manchester event, Great Britain head to the Melbourne Track World Cup with both a reduced squad and reduced expectation.





Having garnered a healthy raft of qualifying points in the national velodrome, the likes of Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton have been rested.





A skeleton squad of twelve will be competing in Australia, with several young riders given a chance to impress.





“We’re here to qualify for the world championships, everyone’s travelled pretty well,” confirmed British Cycling endurance coach Dan Hunt. “We wanted to make sure we carried form over from Manchester so we could score big in two rounds,” he added.






There are high hopes for repeats of the gold-medal winning performances seen three weeks ago in the pursuit quartet of Burke, Clancy, Fenn and Tennant and the women’s trio of Colclough, Houvenaghel and Rowsell.



Former points race world champion Chris Newton also makes the journey, as do sprint medal prospects Matt Crampton and Ross Edgar.



“We’re going to come and give it everything we’ve got, we’ve had a big block of training so everyone’s pretty tired,” Hunt said.



He also pinpointed the Australian and New Zealand track teams, in fine form from the Oceania championships, as their big rivals.



The Melbourne World Cup runs from November 19 to November 21.



Riders


Great Britain



Steven Burke



Ed Clancy



Katie Colclough



Matt Crampton



David Daniell



Andrew Fenn



Wendy Houvenaghel



Chris Newton



Joanna Rowsell



Andy Tennant



Jess Varnish







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Ross Edgar



Schedule

Thursday November 19


Men’s points race final


Men’s individual pursuit final


Men’s team sprint final


Women’s individual pursuit final


Women’s scratch race final


Women’s sprint final





Friday November 20


Men’s 1km final


Men’s keirin final


Men’s team pursuit final


Men’s scratch race final


Women’s points race final


Women’s team sprint final





Saturday November 21


Men’s madison final


Men’s sprint final


Women’s keirin final


Women’s team pursuit


Women’s 500m final

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