King leads British Cycling at World Cup in Mexico

04 January 2014 / 11:26

Olympic gold medallist Dani King will lead the way after British Cycling confirmed the 11 riders set to compete at the third round of the Track Cycling World Cup series in Guadalajara, Mexico, later this month.

King, who won team pursuit gold at London 2012, will be joined by two-time junior world champion Danni Khan who makes her elite World Cup debut.

Also making their bows are British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme riders Chris Latham, Jacob Ragan and Oliver Wood, while John Paul returns to the squad as a guest rider and Victoria Williamson rounds of the women’s contingent.

Andy Tennant, a 2012 world team pursuit champion, is the most experienced male in a youthful group that sees Jonathan Dibben, Lewis Oliva and Callum Skinner complete the team.

Performance manager Shane Sutton said: “We’re in a good place in terms of qualification points for the world championships, and this has created an opportunity for some of our younger riders to step up and compete at a World Cup.

"This will give the coaches a gauge of where the riders are at, and will also provide invaluable experience for the young squad members.”

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