Mark Colbourne to make his GB track debut at UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles

Mark Colbourne to make his GB track debut at UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles

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Wales' Mark Colbourne will make his track debut for Great Britain at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles, taking place on 9-12 February 2012. He joins a team of 14 riders announced today by British Cycling.


Mark Colbourne will make his track debut for GB after competing on the road in 2011

The team consist of six Paralympic Champions – Anthony Kappes, Darren Kenny, Jody Cundy, Barney Storey, Sarah Storey and Aileen McGlynn – and a number of promising London 2012 hopefuls including Mark Colbourne.

Performance Manager Gareth Sheppard said: “The World Championships in LA are the final qualification event for the 2012 London Paralympic Games and we have selected a strong team to maximise medal opportunities and bring back vital qualification points.

“Next time we meet our opponents will be on the boards of the London Velodrome in August, so LA is also the final opportunity for our track riders to measure their performance against the competition and we are looking forward to some exciting British performances.”

Team

Jon-Allan Butterworth (C5) – Kilo, Pursuit

Mark Colbourne (C1) – Kilo, Pursuit

Jody Cundy (C4) – Kilo, Pursuit

Neil Fachie (B/Vi), piloted by Barney Storey – Kilo, Sprint

Anthony Kappes (B/Vi), piloted by Craig McLean – Kilo, Sprint

Darren Kenny (C3) – Kilo, Pursuit

Aileen McGlynn (B/Vi), piloted by Helen Scott – Kilo, Pursuit, Sprint

Shaun McKeown (C3) – Kilo, Pursuit

Sarah Storey (C5) – 500TT, Pursuit

Lora Turnham (B/Vi), piloted by Fiona Duncan – Kilo, Pursuit

GB will also be fielding riders in the Team Sprint and Sacramento-based Mark Bristow, who retired from the British team last year, will be a guest rider for GB in the Mixed Scratch Race.