Lloyd hopes to emulate Britain's finest at track World Cup

13 January 2015 / 17:45

Emerging cycling talent Manon Lloyd says she wants to follow in the footsteps of Great Britain’s finest track stars as she gears up for the final round of this season’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

The 18-year-old won two gold medals at last summer’s junior European track championships and is looking to shine on the world stage in Colombia this week.

It will be the third time the Welsh rider has competed in the competition and says she would love to reach the same heights as the likes of Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell and Elinor Barker.

“It doesn't really feel like my third one, I'm quite nervous about it,” Lloyd said.

 “I just hope that maybe one day I can be up there.

“They've come through the academy and stuff like that so hopefully I can progress on to the podium (programme) one day and be like them.”

“We didn't do so well (in London) but we gained a lot from it, we learnt quite a lot from London. The week before quite a few of us crashed at the Revolution Track Series and that put us back a bit.

“We did alright but not as well as we hoped to do.”

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