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British Olympic track cycling line-up confirmed

British Olympic track cycling line-up confirmed

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British Cycling has today confirmed the events which Team GB riders will compete in on the track at the Olympic Games. The track cycling takes place from 2 – 7 August at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park, Stratford.

The line-up is:

Men’s Team Sprint

Philip Hindes

Sir Chris Hoy

Jason Kenny

(Reserve – Ross Edgar)

Women’s Team Sprint

Victoria Pendleton

Jess Varnish

(Reserve – Becky James)

Men’s Team Pursuit

Steven Burke

Ed Clancy

Pete Kennaugh

Andy Tennant

Geraint Thomas

Women’s Team Pursuit

Wendy Houvenaghel

Dani King

Joanna Rowsell

Laura Trott

Men’s Sprint

Jason Kenny

Women’s Sprint

Victoria Pendleton

Men’s Keirin

Sir Chris Hoy

Women’s Keirin

Victoria Pendleton

Men’s Omnium

Ed Clancy

Women’s Omnium

Laura Trott

Speaking of the final selection, British Cycling Performance Director Dave Brailsford said: “We have now finalised our selection for the track events and in particular we have made the decision over who will ride the Sprint. Both Chris and Jason are on great form and that made it a difficult choice but we have decided to select Jason to contest the sprint and Chris will concentrate on the Keirin. We believe this gives us the strongest team possible going into the Games."

Sir Chris Hoy said: “Whilst I’m obviously disappointed not to be defending all three of my 2008 Olympic titles in London, Jason thoroughly deserves this opportunity and has a great chance of success in the sprint. I’m now focussed entirely on the Keirin and Team Sprint and my goals for these two events haven’t changed.”