In an historic first for the sport in this country, British Cycling is delighted to announce the team of riders who will represent the Great Britain Cycling Team in the BMX Freestyle Park event at the 2018 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships which take place in Chengdu, China, from 7th-11th November.
Alex Coleborn, who won silver at last year’s UCI World Championships, has made selection for the men’s event, along with Declan Brooks, Jack Clark, James Jones and Ben Wallace.
In the women’s event, Charlotte Worthington, who finished in third place at the Canadian round of the UCI World Cup series, will be joined by Emma Finnegan, Izzy Burrell and Val Ward to represent the Great Britain Cycling Team.
Richard King, BMX Freestyle Park co-ordinator for the Great Britain Cycling Team said: “We have selected a strong squad to represent us out in Chengdu, with each rider currently in great form and confident with their tricks.
"There’s a real mix of youth and experience in the squad, ranging from Alex who has won a medal at World Championship level before to Izzy who has made selection at the age of just 17. We recently held a camp in Barcelona, and I was impressed with how well all the riders gelled together and supported each other so I’d like to see that continue out in Chengdu.
“The World Championships in Chengdu, along with the World Cup held there the weekend prior, marks the start of our Olympic qualifying period and as a team we are keen to hit the ground running with our points scoring.”
Great Britain Cycling Team for the 2018 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships:
Declan Brooks (22, Portsmouth)
Jack Clark (24, Essex)
Alex Coleborn (26, Jersey)
James Jones (24, Swansea)
Ben Wallace (32, Portsmouth)
Izzy Burrell (17, Derby)
Emma Finnegan (20, Liverpool)
Val Ward (31, London)
Charlotte Worthington (22, Manchester)
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