Guide: Great Britain Cycling Team at the 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships

Guide: Great Britain Cycling Team at the 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships

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A six-strong Great Britain Cycling Team squad are set to compete at the 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Montichiari, Italy from 23-27 August.

Two Junior Academy riders will make their world championships debut, while the more experienced squad members will be hoping to make their mark after getting a first taste of top-level competition at the 2016 event.

The team

Lauren Bate will arrive at the championships having had a successful track season; her two British junior titles and three junior European bronze medals will stand the young rider in good stead for the step up to world-level competition.

Georgia Hilleard, who won the national junior keirin title in July, was a member of the junior European bronze medal-winning team sprint line-up and will be hoping to repeat the British record-breaking performance that she and Bate managed in Anadia in July.

Bronze for Lauren Bate and Georgia Hilleard in the team sprint

Lewis Stewart and Hamish Turnbull will head to their second junior world championships with a year of solid training and performances under their belts.

Along with world championship newcomer Alistair Fielding, Turnbull and Stewart broke the British junior record in the team sprint at the European championships and head to Montichiari in top form.

Junior men's team sprint will race in the junior world championships in Montichiari

Caleb Hill completes the line up for the Great Britain Cycling Team, making his world championship debut.

The venue

Montichiari velodrome has a 250m Siberian pine track, with 45 degree banks.

Montichiari is a town in the province of Brescia in Lombardy. In the region are the Gabriele D’Annunzio airport, the Centro Fiera del Garda and Bonoris castle. The town is close to Lake Garda and only 90 minutes from the centre of Milan.

Schedule (UK times)

Wednesday 23 August

5:15pm - 8pm: Men’s team sprint (rounds and finals), women’s team sprint (rounds and finals)

Thursday 24 August

12pm - 3pm: Women’s sprint (qualifying, 1/16, 1/8), men’s keirin (1st round, repechages)
6pm - 7:40pm: Women’s sprint (1/4), men’s keirin (2nd round, finals)

Friday 25 August

10am - 3:20pm: Men’s sprint (qualifying, 1/16, 1/8)
5pm - 7:50pm: Women’s sprint (1/2, final)

Saturday 26 August

11am - 3:30pm: Women’s 500m TT (qualifying), men’s sprint (1/4)
5pm - 8:20pm: Women’s 500m TT (final), men’s sprint (1/2, finals)

Sunday 27 August

12pm - 3:15pm: Women’s keirin (1st round, repechages), men’s kilo (qualifying)
5pm - 7:30pm: Women’s keirin (2nd round, final), men’s kilo (final)

How to follow

  • Follow @BritishCycling on Twitter for updates
  • A daily report will appear on the British Cycling website