British Cycling has confirmed the team who will represent Great Britain at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, taking place in Aguascalientes, Mexico from 10-13 April.
The event marks the start of the qualification period for the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 and the 11-strong Great Britain squad comprises seven Paralympians, including Great Britain's most decorated female Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey.
Eighteen-year-old Sophie Thornhill makes her para-cycling track world championships debut at this event, as do pilot riders Corrine Hall, Rachel James and Pete Mitchell.
British Cycling’s para-cycling performance manager Gareth Sheppard said: “I am pleased with the team we have selected, but it was a tough decision which is testament to the strength of the whole squad.
“With limited track competitions on the international calendar, this world championship event is crucial for us to score some valuable qualification points for Rio. Our preparations have been going well so far for the World Championships and we’re all looking forward to getting out there and racing again.”
Great Britain Para-cycling Team for 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships
Jon-Allan Butterworth (C5)
Jody Cundy (C4)
Neil Fachie (B/VI - piloted by Pete Mitchell)
Crystal Lane (C5)
Shaun McKeown (C3)
Dame Sarah Storey (C5)
Sophie Thornhill (B/VI - piloted by Rachel James)
Lora Turnham (B/VI - piloted by Corrine Hall)