Originally published: 11 June 2012
Updated: December 2013
Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in conjunction with Scottish Cycling and Scottish Disability Sport, have confirmed the sports specific selection standards required for nomination to Team Scotland for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. These are in addition to the criteria laid down in the General Selection Policy published in November 2011.
In cycling the competition comprises track sprint and endurance events; road races and time trials and mountain bike cross country. The maximum number of athletes selected for each event will be three except the road race where it is six and men’s team pursuit, four.
With the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome close to completion there is huge anticipation and excitement around the track cycling programme which for the first time will see the inclusion of para sport events including tandem track cycling events, in which Glasgow’s Aileen McGlynn is current Paralympic champion and along with Aberdonian Neil Fachie they are both World Championship medallists.
Gary Coltman, Scottish Cycling Head of Performance commented: “The 2014 Commonwealth Games presents very exciting opportunities for our athletes to not only represent Scotland but to compete in our home country, in the host city of Glasgow.
“The aim of this document is to ensure that Scottish Cycling and CGS select a team of athletes capable of competing with distinction at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Scottish Cycling’s performance team has already commenced training for the qualification period, beginning January 2013, which we anticipate will provide a competitive team for Glasgow 2014.”
The cycling selection period will run from 1 January 2013 – 15 May 2014.
Elinor Middlemiss, Games Team Operations Manager, who has been responsible for driving this area of Team Scotland preparations forward added: “I am delighted that the judo and cycling selection policies and standards have been published today. We are making good progress with nine other sports and I am confident that we will have all everything in place for all 17 sports by the end of the year which can only be good news for our athletes.”
Please click here to download the cycling selection policy
You can also download the finalised selection policy at www.cgcs.org.uk