Scottish sprint stars head to Mexico for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

Scottish sprint stars head to Mexico for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup.


Posted on: 16 January 2014

Date of Event: 17 - 19 January

This weekend (17-19 January) sees the final round of the 2013/14 UCI track Cycling World Cup. Scottish Commonwealth Games hopefuls Callum Skinner and John Paul will make up part of the 10 strong Great Britain Cycling Team traveling to Guadalajara, Mexico.

Contesting the Men’s Team Sprint, City of Edinburgh team mates Skinner and Paul will be joined by British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme rider Lewis Oliva. John Paul makes his return to the Great Britain Team as a guest rider and is currently a member of the Scottish Cycling Performance programme.

For Glasgow born Skinner, it will be his first and only world cup appearance of the season. The 21 year old will also be taking part in the one kilometre time-trial.  

Speaking to British Cycling ahead of the event Oliva said: “JP (John Paul) will fill the man one slot out there, at the minute it looks like Callum is going to go man two off the back of some good form recently riding Revolutions and I'm going to try and bring it home as best I can in man three.

"We've got quite a good chance as a team. Then individually, been going well so there's no reason we couldn't get on the podium."

Oliva will also take part in the Keirin and, along with teammate Skinner, the individual sprint. Olympic gold medallist Dani King will be joined by two-time junior world champion Danni Khan who makes her elite world cup debut, as do fellow British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme riders Chris Latham, Jacob Ragan and Oliver Wood.

Round three of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup will take place from 17-19 January in Guadalajara, Mexico. Reports and results will appear on the British Cycling website.


Great British Cycling Team:

Men’s sprint

Lewis Oliva
John Paul
Callum Skinner

Women’s sprint

Danni Khan
Victoria Williamson

Men’s endurance

Jon Dibben
Chris Latham
Jacob Ragan
Oliver Wood

Women’s endurance

Dani King