Great Britain Cycling Team squad named for final round of 2015/16 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Great Britain Cycling Team squad named for final round of 2015/16 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

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Nine riders have been named in the Great Britain Cycling Team squad for the final round of the 2015/16 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Hoogerheide, Netherlands on 24 January.

British Cycling National Trophy Series winner Hannah Payton, currently holding 33rd place in the overall world cup standings after six rounds, will look to break into the top 30 in Hoogerheide. Payton is joined in the elite women’s event by Amira Mellor and Beth Crumpton.

Nick Barnes will represent British interests in the men’s under-23 event, looking to secure a world cup points finish for the second time this season.

A five-strong squad has been named for the junior men’s event, with Tom Pidcock, Ben Turner, Daniel Tulett, Will Gascoyne and Mark Donovan heading to the Netherlands.

Tom Pidcock

Coming just a week before the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, the final world cup round offers a vital final opportunity for riders to prove form ahead of the showpiece event in Heusden-Zolder in Belgium at the end of the month.

Great Britain Cycling Team for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Hoogerheide:

Elite women

Beth Crumpton

Amira Mellor

Hannah Payton

Under-23 men

Nick Barnes

Junior men

Ben Turner

Tom Pidcock

Daniel Tulett

Will Gascoyne

Mark Donovan