Clancy to make team sprint debut at Glasgow World Cup

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Clancy to make team sprint debut at Glasgow World Cup

Ed Clancy will swap the team pursuit for the team sprint at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow, Scotland on November 16-18.

Ed Clancy will swap the team pursuit for the team sprint in Manchester

Having won team pursuit gold at London 2012 with Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke, Clancy told RoadCyclingUK he could target the team sprint at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

And the 27-year-old, who dominated the opening round of the Revolution series at the weekend, will test the water in Glasgow next month as part of a team sprint line-up with Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny.

Hindes and Kenny won team sprint gold in London with Sir Chris Hoy and, along with Clancy, are among seven gold medallists from this summer’s Games to have been named in Great Britain’s team for the second round of the World Cup.

Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott will compete in the women’s team pursuit having reigned supreme at the Olympics, setting a new record in every round, while Burke has been named in the men’s endurance squad with Jon Dibben, Owain Doull, Sam Harrison, Andy Tennant, Simon Yates and Joe Kelly (reserve).

Becky James and Jess Varnish complete Team GB’s 15-rider squad, which includes a number of young riders making their first steps towards Rio 2016.

“The period of time immediately after an Olympics is an interesting one for the team as it allows us to try out new line-ups and look at how the younger squad members are developing,” said British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford.

“The men’s team pursuit will be interesting for us in that respect, and I’m also looking forward to seeing how Ed gets on in the sprint events.

“Now that the London Olympics are behind us I’m hoping we can carry some of that momentum on into the World Cup and I know the whole team is looking forward to racing again in front of a home-crowd on our first step towards Rio.”

Great Britain squad for UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow

Men’s sprint
Ed Clancy
Philip Hindes
Jason Kenny

Women’s sprint
Becky James
Jess Varnish

Men’s endurance
Steven Burke
Jon Dibben
Owain Doull
Sam Harrison
Andy Tennant
Simon Yates
Joe Kelly (reserve)

Women’s endurance
Dani King
Joanna Rowsell
Laura Trott

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