British Cycling has today announced the team of 16 riders who will compete in the final round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, taking place on 17-19 February 2012 at the velodrome in the Olympic Park, London.
A strong Great Britain team, including Olympic Gold medallists Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Jason Kenny, Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas, will compete at the Track Cycling World Cup which also doubles as the Olympic Test Event.
Speaking of the team selection, Performance Director Dave Brailsford said: “The World Cup in London has added significance given that it's the first major event to be held at the Olympic venue. We are using the Test Event as a learning opportunity for our Olympic preparations and have selected a full-strength squad accordingly. The riders and staff are looking forward to gaining race experience at the London Velodrome and it’s always fantastic for us to have the support of a sell-out home crowd.”
Matt Crampton (representing Sky Track Cycling)
Sir Chris Hoy
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