Joanna Rowsell and Owain Doull are the only changes for the Great Britain squad from round one of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico.

Joanna Rowsell returns to the Great Britain squad for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London on December 5-7, having sat out the first round in Mexico.

The 25-year-old will return to the Lee Valley VeloPark, where she was crowned Olympic team pursuit champion in 2012, to join up with Laura Trott, Katie Archibald, Ciara Horne and Elinor Barker in the endurance events.

The only other change from round one in Guadalajara is the inclusion of Welshman Owain Doull in the men’s endurance squad.

British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton hopes the home-track advantage will beneficial to the squad, citing the support at London 2012 as a benchmark.

“We set ourselves in good stead at the Mexico round of the World Cup with some solid performances across the board and we’re entering a similar strength team in London with the aim of continuing the momentum and gaining valuable Olympic qualification points early on.

“The home round of the World Cup series is a competition the whole team looks forward to and the fact that this event is taking place in the Lee Valley VeloPark makes this event extra special for us.

“The crowd support during London 2012 was phenomenal and gave the team a huge lift so hopefully the public will get behind us once again and support us on our journey to Rio.”

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, Owain Doull, Andy Tennant
Women’s Endurance: Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott

  • Colbw

    Sorry to sound like a right misery guts but I couldn’t help but think, the GB womens team pursuit squad have never had any real competition have they, they are incredible athletes but it has got to point where I find it almost boring to watch, I admire their consistency but bar a crash the gold medal in rio is theirs, they may aswell not bother with a women’s team pursuit event and instead just have the GB team attempt to break the world record at every competition. Would be good if some other nations showed up at the World cups and championships and presented a challenge for them.