British Cycling has today confirmed the team who will represent Great Britain for the final round of the UCI Track World Cup in Cali, Colombia, taking place 16 – 18 January 2015.
Alongside some familiar Great Britain Cycling Team names Glasgow born track cyclist, Jonathan Biggin, has been selected to compete in the Team Sprint alongside Matt Crampton and Lewis Oliva.
The 25 year old, more commonly known as Jonny to his team mates, only converted to sprint cycling from powerlifting two years ago. In June 2014, Biggin was selected to compete at his first Commonwealth Games in Glasgow alongside Scotland’s Callum Skinner and Chris Pritchard in the Team Sprint.
Biggin’s Team Scotland team mate and British Cycling’s Olympic Academy Programme athlete Mark Stewart will also be competing in Cali, taking on the track cycling endurance events. This will be Dundee born Stewart’s second Track World Cup after making his debut in London earlier this month.
Speaking after the selection announcement Gary Coltman, Scottish Cycling’s Head of Performance said: “This season there have been many great results for Scot’s competing on the world stage, across all disciplines of cycling and I’m delighted that Mark and Jonny have been selected for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup taking place in Cali at the start of next year.
“Over the past twelve months both Mark and Jonny have made giant steps forward in their development, following on from competing as part of Team Scotland in Glasgow, they will now step up to compete on the Track World Cup stage.”
“The World Cup is the very highest level of competition and provides a great chance for them to gain invaluable experience. I’m sure both riders will step up to the challenge and be a credit to the Great Britain Cycling Team.”
“On behalf of Scottish Cycling I would like to wish both Jonny and Mark along with the rest of the team the best of luck in Cali.”
Women’s Endurance (racing for Team USN)