Race guide: Great Britain Cycling Team at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Apeldoorn

Race guide: Great Britain Cycling Team at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Apeldoorn

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A 22-strong Great Britain Cycling Team will travel to Apeldoorn for the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships from 28 February - 4 March.

Seven Olympic champions have been named in the squad with Laura and Jason Kenny making their return to elite competition - while reigning world champions Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker will look to retain their rainbow jerseys.

The team

The venue

The schedule

How to follow

The team

Women’s endurance

Laura Kenny makes her first appearance for her country since the Rio Olympics as part of a strong women’s endurance squad for the world championships.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Laura Kenny to make her return to elite competition at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn

Kenny - who gave birth to her first child Albie in August last year - is part of a six-woman endurance squad, with all riders competing for a spot in the team pursuit.

Alongside Kenny, Emily Kay, Emily Nelson, Ellie Dickinson, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald have been selected - with the Great Britain Cycling Team looking to win the title for a seventh time and the first time since 2014.

Archibald will hope to see her terrific form continue in Apeldoorn as she takes on several events, in addition to the team pursuit.

The 2017 omnium world champion will defend her title in the Netherlands and will also line up in the scratch race and the Madison.

Archibald will be joined for the Madison by Elinor Barker - following the duo’s gold medal-winning performance in the event at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester in November last year.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Elinor Barker celebrates winning the points world title in 2017 - an event she will also compete in during the 2018 championships in Apeldoorn.

Barker will also compete in the points race where she will start among the favourites after winning the world title in the event in Hong Kong last April.

Kay and Dickinson are also set to take on the gruelling individual pursuit, an event that hasn’t seen a British medallist since Joanna Rowsell Shand won an incredible gold in Colombia in 2014.

Men’s endurance

Three riders will make their elite world championships debut for the Great Britain Cycling Team in Apeldoorn, with Senior Academy rider Ethan Hayter and non-programme riders Dan Bigham and Charlie Tanfield joining the squad.

It has been a sensational winter for Bigham and Tanfield who have competed at world cup events for Team KGF, winning gold in the team pursuit in Belarus last month with Tanfield also taking gold in the individual pursuit.

Charlie Tanfield will make his world championships debut for the Great Britain Cycling Team in Apeldoorn after a successful winter for Team KGF

Hayter and Tanfield are part of a six-man team pursuit squad, alongside Ed Clancy, Kian Emadi, Mark Stewart and Ollie Wood, with Tanfield doubling up to also take on the individual pursuit alongside Bigham.

Stewart - who won bronze in the Madison at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada in December - will also compete in the points race, an event in which he won silver at the same world cup last year.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Mark Stewart

Ollie Wood will bid for success in the men’s omnium while Chris Latham will compete in the scratch race, having won bronze in the event in Hong Kong last year.

A final selection for the men’s Madison positions will be made nearer to the competition, with two from Hayter, Wood, Latham and Stewart to be chosen.

Women’s sprint

Senior Academy rider Lauren Bate is set to make her elite world championships debut in Apeldoorn as she pairs up with Olympic bronze medallist Katy Marchant in the team sprint.

Bate is in good form, having set two new personal bests during her maiden world cup appearance  for the Great Britain Cycling Team in Minsk last month.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Katy Marchant will compete in all four sprint events in Apeldoorn

It is set to be a busy week for Marchant in the Netherlands. In addition to the team sprint, the Olympian will also ride in the keirin, sprint and 500m time trial, looking to add to her individual honours having won silver in the keirin at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada last year.

Men’s sprint

Great Britain’s joint most-successful Olympian Jason Kenny makes his return to the Great Britain Cycling Team at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Jason Kenny will make his first international appearance since the 2016 Rio Olympics at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Fresh from winning a national title in the team sprint at the HSBC UK | National Track Championships in January, Kenny will hope to line up in the same event in the Netherlands.

Five riders are in the team sprint squad, with Kenny’s fellow Olympic champion Phil Hindes also selected, alongside young trio Ryan Owens, Joe Truman and Jack Carlin.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Phil Hindes to compete in the sprint at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Hindes will also race in the sprint, as will Carlin - who won bronze in the event at the world cup round in Canada last December, and is also set to race in the keirin.

Truman will also represent the Great Britain Cycling Team in the keirin as well as the 1km time trial - with Olympic team sprint champion Callum Skinner also taking on the kilo.

Great Britain Cycling Team for UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Apeldoorn

Great Britain Cycling Team for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Men’s endurance

Dan Bigham
Ed Clancy
Kian Emadi
Ethan Hayter
Chris Latham
Mark Stewart
Charlie Tanfield
Ollie Wood

Women’s endurance

Katie Archibald
Elinor Barker
Ellie Dickinson
Emily Kay
Laura Kenny
Emily Nelson

Men’s sprint

Jack Carlin
Phil Hindes
Jason Kenny
Ryan Owens
Callum Skinner
Joe Truman

Women’s sprint

Lauren Bate
Katy Marchant

The venue

Apeldoorn, in the Netherlands, will host its second UCI Track Cycling World Championships, having previously held the event in 2011.

The Omnisport Apeldoorn will host the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The Omnisport Apeldoorn has a capacity of 5,000 for cycling events. The track is 250m long and 7m wide, with a maximum banking of 44 degrees. The track surface is made entirely from accoya wood.

Apeldoorn itself is a municipality and city in the province of Gelderland in the centre of the Netherlands. The municipality has a population of around 160,000 and is known for its paper mills, meat-processing industry and Apenheul - a zoo which specialises in apes and monkeys who roam freely in the forest and among visitors.

The schedule (UK times)

Wednesday 28 February

1pm - 4pm

Men’s and women’s team pursuit qualification

5.30pm - 8.40pm

Men’s and women’s team sprint qualification, first round and finals
Men’s team pursuit first round
Women’s scratch final

Thursday 1 March

1.30pm - 3.45pm

Women’s sprint qualification, 1/16 finals and 1/8 finals
Men’s keirin first round and repechages

5.30pm - 8.20pm

Great Britain Cycling Team's Ellie Dickinson is part of a six-woman squad for the team pursuit at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Women’s team pursuit first round and finals
Men’s team pursuit finals
Women’s sprint 1/4 finals
Men’s keirin second round and finals
Men’s scratch final

Friday 2 March

12.30pm - 3.50pm

Men’s sprint qualification, 1/16 finals and 1/8 finals
Women’s omnium scratch race and tempo race
Men’s individual pursuit qualification

5.30pm - 8.40pm

Men’s points race final
Women’s sprint 1/2 finals and finals
Women’s omnium elimination race and points race
Men’s individual pursuit finals

Saturday 3 March

Great Britain Cycling Team's Ollie Wood to compete in the omnium at the world championships

1pm - 3.40pm

Women’s 500m time trial qualification
Men’s sprint 1/4 finals
Men’s omnium scratch race and tempo race
Women’s individual pursuit qualification

5.30pm - 9pm

Women’s 500m time trial finals
Men’s omnium elimination race and points race

Men’s sprint 1/2 finals and finals
Women’s Madison final
Women’s individual pursuit finals

Sunday 4 March

10am - 11.05am

Women’s keirin first round and repechages
Men’s 1km time trial qualification

12.30pm - 3.25pm

Women’s keirin second round and finals
Women’s points race final
Men’s 1km time trial finals
Men’s Madison final

How to follow

  • Updates on British Cycling’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Daily reports will appear on the British Cycling website
  • Live coverage of all medal sessions on BBC Sport thorugh the Red Button, online and the BBC Sport app
  • Highlights of the first three days of action on Saturday 3 March on BBC One at 2.45pm, with highlights of Saturday's racing and live action on Sunday 4 March at 1pm on BBC Two.
  • Live coverage of all medal sessions on Eurosport Player with additional live coverage and highlights on Eurosport 2.
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