British track cyclist Ed Clancy has answered questions from fans in a Twitter Q&A with British Cycling, ahead of Friday's Track Cycling World Cup opening round.
British Cycling invited its followers to ask two-time Olympic champion Ed Clancy their questions last week using #AskClancy, which he answered in a video posted this morning.
One user, Stuart Morton, asked: “Whose wheel is the best/ worst to follow in the current GB track squad?”
Clancy responded: “Owain Doull is by far the worst to follow on the track. I don’t know why it’s such a difficult thing, riding in a straight line on a track.
“The best wheel to follow I guess would be Brad [Wiggins] or [Andy] Tennant. They’re big for a start and they’re pretty smooth.”
Another, Shaun Ellis, asked: “Having raised expectations in successive Olympics, how will you all motivate yourselves to keep working hard?”
Clancy said: “You never sort of sit back and think oh well we’ve done this so we don’t have the motivation to do that.”
The Great Britain team, including Clancy, begin their 2014/15 UCI Track Cycling World Cup campaign tomorrow with the first round taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Fellow GB track cyclist Joanna Rowsell withdrew from the team for the first round of the series on Monday, opting to focus on her longer term form.
Great Britain team for the UCI Track World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico:
Men’s sprint: Matt Crampton, Phil Hindes, Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner.
Women’s sprint: Danni Khan, Jess Varnish, Vicky Williamson.
Men’s endurance: Steve Burke, Mark Christian, Ed Clancy, Jon Dibben, Andy Tennant.
Women’s endurance: Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Laura Trott.
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