Great Britain ready for Melbourne World Cup
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.
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