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Sutton eyes British success at UCI Track Cycling World Cup

November 20, 2013 16:06 pm

Shane Sutton wants Britain’s cyclists to continue their push towards next year’s global gathering with another strong outing at the second round of the UCI Track World Cup in Mexico.

Britain won eight medals at the opening round in Manchester earlier this month to lead the series based on points ranking going into the Aguascalientes World Cup next month.

And they will not be taking their foot off the gas with a strong squad of 16 announced including Olympic team pursuit champions Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott.

The British women’s team pursuit quartet of King, Rowsell, Trott and Elinor Barker broke the world record on the way to victory in Manchester – one of four golds claimed by the home nation.

Katie Archibald joins those four on the women’s endurance squad and performance manager Sutton is confident Britain will pick up from where they left off in Manchester.

“The World Cup in Manchester has given us a steady start to the season – we got some good results there and it also highlighted some aspects the team needs to work on,” he said.

“We’re keen to build on that in the next round and earn as many qualifying points for the world championships as we can so we’re sending a strong squad over to Mexico for the next round.”

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