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King misses out on pursuit

World championship gold medallist misses cut for test event

Last Updated: 15/02/12 11:39am

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Dani King: Will be the reserve rider in women's team pursuit this week

Dani King: Will be the reserve rider in women's team pursuit this week

World and European champion Dani King has been omitted from the final women's team pursuit line-up for this week's Track World Cup in London.

A four-woman squad was named for the Olympic test event at the Velodrome and Laura Trott, Wendy Houvenaghel and Joanna Rowsell have been awarded the final places with King left in reserve.

Trott is also set to ride in the six-discipline omnium event, with King and Rowsell competing in the scratch and individual pursuit respectively, both non-Olympic disciplines.

The four-man, four kilometre men's team pursuit squad is comprised of Olympic champions Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas, plus Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke.

Ben Swift and Andy Tennant have been left out, with Swift set to ride in the omnium.

Olympic champions Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton are set to ride in all three sprint events - sprint, team sprint and Keirin.

Newly-crowned world sprint champion Jason Kenny is poised to ride in the sprint and team sprint.

Kenny and Hoy are set to ride at man two and three respectively in the team sprint, with Ross Edgar filling the man one position which has provided difficulties since the retirement of Jamie Staff.

British Cycling team and events for the London Track World Cup:

Women's team pursuit - Laura Trott, Wendy Houvenaghel, Joanna Rowsell; Women's omnium - Laura Trott; Women's scratch - Dani King; Women's individual pursuit - Joanna Rowsell;

Men's team pursuit - Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Steven Burke; Men's omnium - Ben Swift;

Women's sprint - Jess Varnish, Victoria Pendleton; Women's team sprint - Jess Varnish, Victoria Pendleton; Women's Keirin - Jess Varnish, Victoria Pendleton;

Men's team sprint - Ross Edgar, Jason Kenny, Sir Chris Hoy; Men's sprint - Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny; Men's Keirin - Sir Chris Hoy.

NB: Matt Crampton, riding for Sky Track Cycling, will ride in the one kilometre time-trial, Keirin and sprint.

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