Guide: 2016 UEC Track Juniors and U23 European Championships

Guide: 2016 UEC Track Juniors and U23 European Championships

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A 35-strong Great Britain Cycling Team squad of riders will head to Italy to race in the2016 UEC track Juniors and U23 European Championships next week.

This is the largest Great Britain Cycling Team squad to ever compete at the European championships and the event will provide vital international competition experience for Junior Academy and Senior Academy athletes on the Rider Route.

The team

Elite points race world champion, Jon Dibben, will lead a formidable under-23 men’s endurance squad of riders, many of whom are already having success on the elite racing circuit.

Chris Latham, Matt Gibson and Ollie Wood will be hoping to defend the under-23 European team pursuit title they won in Athens in 2015.

Ryan Owens will be competing in the under-23 sprint events before joining the Olympic squad, where he will be travelling to Rio as the reserve.

women's pursuit practice

Eleanor Dickinson and Rebecca Raybould narrowly missed out on a team pursuit medal final in the 2015 championships and will be keen to put in a strong performance, as the junior team continues to go from strength to strength.

Hamish Turnbull joins the junior men’s sprint team in 2016, after becoming the under-16 national champion in the sprint in 2015.

Sophie Capewell, who was the only female junior sprinter in 2015 and placed fourth in the sprint event, will this year be joined by Georgia Hilleard and Lauren Bate-Lowe.

The venue

The championships are taking place in the Montichiari Velodrome on thetrack built in 2009 for the following year’s UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championship.

Montichiari is also the Great Britain Cycling Train’s European training basefor the men’s endurance academy squad, so the British team will be heading into the championships on a track they know well.

British team practice

The schedule

Tuesday 12 July

8.30am – 6.50pm UK time

Medals decided: Junior women’s team sprint, junior men’s team sprint, under-23 women’s individual pursuit, under-23 men’s individual pursuit, junior women’s team pursuit, junior men’s team pursuit, junior women’s scratch race, junior men’s scratch race.

Wednesday 13 July

8.30am – 8.55pm UK time

Medals decided: Under-23 women’s team pursuit, under-23 men’s team pursuit, under-23 women’s team sprint, under-23 men’s team sprint, junior men’s 1km time trial, junior women’s individual pursuit, junior men’s individual pursuit.

Thursday 14 July

8.30am – 8.40pm UK time

Medals decided: Under-23 men’s 1km time trial, junior women’s sprint, junior women’s points race, junior men’s points race, under-23 women’s points race, under-23 men’s points race.

Friday 15 July

8.30am – 7.55pm UK time

Medals decided: Under-23 women’s sprint, junior men’s sprint, junior women’s 500m time trial, junior men’s omnium, under-23 women’s scratch race, under-23 men’s scratch race.

Saturday 16 July

8.30am – 7.30pm UK time

Medals decided: Under-23 men’s sprint, junior women’s keirin, junior men’s keirin, under-23 women’s 500m time trial, junior women’s omnium, under-23 men’s omnium, junior men’s Madison.

Sunday 17 July

8.30am – 3.10pm UK time

Medals decided: Under-23 women’s keirin, under-23 men’s keirin, under-23 women’s omnium, under-23 men’s Madison.

Under-23

UEC Track European Championships

Women’s endurance

Megan Barker

Hayley Jones

Emily Kay

Danni Khan

Manon Lloyd

Emily Nelson

Men’s endurance

Matt Bostock

Jon Dibben

Matt Gibson

Joe Holt

Chris Latham

Mark Stewart

Joey Walker

Ollie Wood

Men’s sprint

Jack Carlin

Joe Truman

Ryan Owens

Junior

UEC Track European Championships

Women’s endurance

Jessica Roberts

Eleanor Dickinson

Rebecca Raybould

Emily Tillett

Jenny Holl

Lauren Dolan

Men’s endurance

Rhys Britton

Fred Wright

Ethan Hayter

Matthew Walls

Reece Wood

Jake Stewart

Men’s sprint

Hamish Turnbull

Alex Joliffe

Lewis Stewart

Women’s sprint

Georgia Hilleard

Lauren Bate-Lowe

Sophie Capewell

How to follow

  • Updates on Twitter @BritishCycling
  • Daily report and gallery will appear on the British Cycling website.
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