Joanna Rowsell emerged onto the track cycling scene in 2008 when she was part of the trio that won world team pursuit gold at the World Championships in Manchester.
Behind Wendy Houvenaghel and Rebecca Romero in the individual pursuit pecking order, Rowsell will now get her chance with the team pursuit coming onto the Olympic schedule.
Rowsell is part of the team pursuit trio that won 2012 world gold, setting a world record in the process. She suffers from alopecia.
At the 2012 Olympics in London, Rowsell won gold in cycling, team pursuit with partners, Laura Trott and Dani King.