British Cycling has today confirmed the team of 14 riders who will represent Great Britain at the forthcoming UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, taking place from 26 – 29 March in Apeldoorn, which includes Scotland’s Double Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Neil Fachie MBE.
The visually impaired cyclist, originally from Aberdeen, will be piloted by British Cycling’s Olympic Programme athlete Pete Mitchell. The pair previous competed together at the 2014 World Championships in Mexico and won the Sprint and Kilo titles, breaking two world records. In the kilo, they became the first tandem pair ever to break the one-minute mark, posting a blistering time of 59.460.
Speak after the selection announcement Gary Coltman, Scottish Cycling’s Head of Performance said: “There have already been many great results for Scot’s competing on the world stage this season, across all disciplines of cycling and it’s fantastic to Neil being selected for the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, especially after great results at the recent Newport Para-cycling International.”
“On behalf of Scottish Cycling I would like to wish Neil, Pete and the rest of the team the best of luck in Apeldoorn.”
Great Britain Para-Cycling Team:
Jody Cundy (C4)
Megan Giglia (C3)
Crystal Lane (C5)
Louis Rolfe (C2)
Dame Sarah Storey (C5)
Jaco van Gass (C4)