Great Britain to take youthful squad to season's third and final Track Cycling World Cup

Last Updated: 14/01/14 2:18pm

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Two-time junior sprint world champion Danielle Khan will make her world cup debut

Two-time junior sprint world champion Danielle Khan will make her world cup debut

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Great Britain will take a youthful squad to the third and final Track Cycling World Cup of the season, which takes places in Guadalajara, Mexico, from January 17-19.

With senior names such as Jason Kenny, Becky James and Laura Trott having amassed enough qualification points to secure Britain's places at next month's world championships, coaches will take the opportunity to give up-and-coming prospects a taste of elite-level racing.

Two-time junior sprint world champion Danielle Khan is one of four Academy riders who will make their world cup debut, along with Chris Latham, Jacob Regan and Oliver Wood.

Andy Tennant, 26, and Olympic champion Dani King, 23, are the most senior members of the 11-rider team.

British Cycling performance manager Shane Sutton said: "We are in a good place in terms of qualification points for the world championships and this has created an opportunity for some of our younger riders to step up and compete at a world cup.

"This will give the coaches a gauge of where the riders are at and will also provide invaluable experience for the young squad members."

The world cup is the final major event before the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, which take place in Cali, Colombia, from February 26 to March 2.

Great Britain squad

Men's sprint: Lewis Oliva, John Paul, Callum Skinner.
Women's sprint: Danni Khan, Victoria Williamson.
Men's endurance: Jon Dibben, Chris Latham, Jacob Ragan, Andy Tennant, Oliver Wood.
Women's endurance: Dani King.

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