Twenty-one riders, including pilots, have been selected for the Great Britain squad to go to the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Italy


Paralympic gold medallists Dame Sarah Storey and Jody Cundy are among the 21 riders named in the Great Britain squad for March’s UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships.

Qualification points for the Paralympic Games are on offer in Italy, in what is the last major track event before Rio.

Britain’s Para-cycling head coach Jon Norfolk said: “It’s a large squad that travels with a number of riders competing in a range of events as we look to secure the maximum amount of places we can for the Paralympic Games.

“There are also some new faces in the squad, like Kadeena Cox and James Ball, who will be competing at this level for the first time in their careers. It will be great to see how they fare against the world’s best riders.”

The World Championships run between March 17-20 in Monticiari.

Great Britain squad for the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships
Men: James Ball (MB) (piloted by Craig Maclean), Neil Fachie (MB) (piloted by Pete Mitchell), Steve Bate (MB) (piloted by Adam Duggleby), Louis Rolfe (MC2), David Smith (MC3), Jaco van Gass (MC4), Jody Cundy (MC4), Jon-Allan Butterworth (MC5)

Women: Lora Turnham (WB) (piloted by Corrine Hall), Sophie Thornhill (WB) (piloted by Helen Scott), Kadeena Cox (WC2), Sally Hurst (WC2), Megan Giglia (WC3), Liz Saul (WC4), Crystal Lane (WC5), Dame Sarah Storey (WC5)