British Cycling announce strong squad for UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico

Last Updated: 19/11/13 11:57am

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The Great Britain women's team pursuit quartet will be out to defend their lead

The Great Britain women's team pursuit quartet will be out to defend their lead

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British Cycling have announced a strong squad for upcoming UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico.

The second round of the World Cup, taking place between 5-7 December, sees Great Britain look to continue their progress following a solid start earlier this month in Manchester.

With eight medals, including four golds, already secured at the opening round - Great Britain have announced a near-full strength squad for the event in Aguascalientes.

Fresh from a gold medal-winning performance in front of a home crowd, the world record-breaking women's team pursuit squad remains unchanged in Mexico, with Elinor Barker, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott being joined by Scottish talent Katie Archibald in the women's endurance selection.

The men's team sees Jon Dibben join Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Owain Doull and Sam Harrison.

Jess Varnish returns to the fold to join Becky James in the women's sprint squad as the team look to halt the momentum of Germany in the team sprint event.

On the selection, Great Britain Performance Manager Shane Sutton said: "The World Cup in Manchester has given us a steady start to the season - we got some good results there and it also highlighted some aspects the team needs to work on.

"We're keen to build on that in the next round and earn as many qualifying points for the world championships as we can so we're sending a strong squad over to Mexico for the next round."

The full Great Britain squad consists of:

Men's sprint: Matt Crampton, Kian Emadi, Jason Kenny, Phil Hindes

Women's sprint: Becky James, Jess Varnish

Men's endurance: Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Jon Dibben, Owain Doull, Sam Harrison

Women's endurance: Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott

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