Sutton wants to take European form onto world stage

21 October 2014 / 19:20

British Cycling will take a strong squad to the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico and technical director Shane Sutton insists he wants the team to reproduce their European form onto the world stage.

The 17-strong squad will head to Mexico between November 8-9, looking to repeat the successes they had at the European track championships in Guadeloupe.

Britain won eight medals on a concrete track in the Caribbean and the squad for the World Cup features ten recently-crowned European champions – including Laura Trott and Ed Clancy.

And Sutton admits it is vital for the team to be at their best as the qualifying process for Rio 2016 begins.

“We won eight medals at the European track championships in Guadeloupe and our aim is now to build on this and carry the momentum onto the world stage,” Sutton said.

“As we’re now in the Olympic qualifying period, we’re keen to start the ball rolling with scoring points early on to relieve the pressure as we get closer to Rio and for that reason we’re fielding what I believe to be a strong team.”

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