28 riders from the Great Britain Cycling Team Junior Academy, Senior Academy and Podium Programme will head to Anadia, Portugal this week to contest the 2017 Junior and Under-23 Track European Championships.
Many of the squad have had success at these championships in previous years and some of the older riders have already gone on to compete and medal at senior European and world level.
The large squad also includes a number of newcomers to the junior ranks, who will be getting their first taste of major international track competition in a British jersey in Portugal.
The 13-rider under-23 squad includes the reigning under-23 European team sprint champions, Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens and Joe Truman, who enjoyed a successful 2016/17 UCI Track Cycling World Cup season, winning the gold medal in the team sprint at both the Glasgow and Apeldoorn rounds.
Ellie Dickinson, Manon Lloyd, Emily Nelson, Matt Bostock, and Mark Stewart, all of whom also won gold medals during the last World Cup season, have also made selection for the under-23 events.
Several junior medallists from last year’s championships will be making the jump up to the under-23 age group, including team pursuit champions Matt Walls, Reece Wood and Ethan Hayter, 500m time trial and team sprint bronze medallist Sophie Capewell and junior scratch race world champion, Rebecca Raybould.
Looking forward to having another go in 7 days at the U23 track Euros! https://t.co/4F5RSfijkn— Ethan Hayter (@ethan_hayter) July 12, 2017
The junior squad, comprising of 15 Junior Academy riders, includes current junior European team pursuit champion Fred Wright and junior European Madison champion Rhys Britton.
New faces will also be given their chance to make their mark as endurance riders Anna Docherty, Pfieffer Georgi, Joe Nally and Will Tidball and sprinter Alistair Fielding, will all make their European track championships debuts.
Anadia is a Municipality of Portugal’s Centro Region, around 60 miles south of Porto and 150 miles to the north of capital Lisbon.
The velodrome, in the small town of Sangalhos opened in September 2009 and has a 250m indoor wooden track made of Finnish pine with a maximum inclination of 40.91 degrees.
Day one - Tuesday 18 July
Junior men: Team sprint - scratch race
Junior women: Team sprint - scratch race
Under-23 men: Individual pursuit - elimination race
Under-23 women: Individual pursuit - elimination race
Day two - Wednesday 19 July
Junior men: 1km time trial – team pursuit – elimination race
Junior women: Team pursuit – elimination race
Under-23 men: Team sprint – scratch race
Under-23 women: Team sprint – scratch race
Day three - Thursday 20 July
Junior men: Individual pursuit
Junior women: Sprint - individual pursuit
Under-23 men: 1km time trial - team pursuit
Under-23 women: Team pursuit
Day four - Friday 21 July
Junior men: Sprint - omnium
Junior women: 500m time trial - omnium
Under-23 men: Points race
Under-23 women: Sprint - points race
Day five - Saturday 22 July
Junior men: Keirin - points race
Junior women: Keirin - points race
Under-23 men: Sprint - omnium
Under-23 women: 500m time trial - omnium
Day six - Sunday 23 July
Junior men: Madison
Junior women: Madison
Under-23 men: Keirin - Madison
Under-23 women: Keirin - Madison
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