GB name 5 Olympic Champs For London Track World

GB have declared 5 Olympic champions as the riders for London Track World next month. Much to the dismay of many British cycling enthusiasts, Sir Wiggins has not been selected by GB for London World Cup this time.

The 2012 Tour de France hero who also won gold in Olympic time-trial the same year, is planning to eye on team pursuit challenge at Rio Games 2016. The 4-times Olympic champ won silver at Commonwealth Games for England this July prior to claiming the prestigious time trial road world title 2 months back in September.

The London Track World 2014 is scheduled from December 5-7, this year.

The much revered 34-year old Team Sky rider had earlier suggested that the London Track World Cup would be his next target at September Britain Tour but the latest situation reveals no competitive action for him until 2015.

The 5 Olympic champs selected by GB for the upcoming December London Track World championship are Joanna Rowsell, Steve Burke, Jason Kenny, Phil Hindes and Laura Trott. Ed Clancy has been named as the non-travelling reserve. Ed is usually the foremost name on teamsheet when it comes to men endurance team but would only march to Lee Valley velodrome in case any of the team members fall sick or succumb to injury.

“The Track World Cup home round is a serious competition relished by the entire team & the very fact that the London World is scheduled for Lee Valley makes the event all the more special”, remarked Shane Sutton, the technical director for British Cycling.

“The enormous crowd support received during 2012 London Olympics was phenomenal & was a fantastic boost for the team. We are hopeful that this time too we would be able to enjoy such magnanimous crowd support during our odyssey to Rio.”