OMNIUM

Last year

Gold
Alois Kankovsky (Czech Republic)

Silver Walter Fernando Perez (Argentina)

Bronze Charles Bradley Huff (USA)

The Brits Jonny Bellis (8th)

The British challenge

Steven Burke

The Inside Line

Another high-profile run-out for Burke, who could end up having a very busy week

Verdict

A thrilling event but a difficult one to win. It?ll be a great experience for Burke, who is clearly one for the future

Britain?s chance of gold ?

KILOMETRE TT

Last year

Gold
Chris Hoy (Great Britain)

Silver Francois Pervis (France)

Bronze Jamie Staff (Great Britain)

The British challenge

Matt Crampton

David Daniell

The Inside Line

With the kilo no longer an Olympic event, it?s an excellent opportunity to give younger riders a shot at some big-time race experience. Step forward Matt Crampton, who is capable of medalling, and 18-year-old David Daniell from Middlesbrough, who has had success at the junior track worlds

Verdict

No one is expecting gold but this could be one of the events that offers great encouragement for the future

Britain?s chance of gold ?

Crampton is a good outside chance for a medal in the kilometre.

SCRATCH RACE

Last year

Gold
Yumari Gonzalez Valdiviesco (Cuba)

Silver Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Colombia)

Bronze Adrie Visser (Netherlands)

The Brits Katie Curtis (8th)

The British challenge

Lizzie Armitstead

The Inside Line

Kate Cullen?s inclusion in the squad only as a reserve has created a stir, particularly in Scotland, but the fact is, British Cycling is in the business of challenging for medals

Verdict

It?s all about gaining experience at this stage but British Cycling are right to think of the future in events where there are no obvious medal contenders.

Britain?s chance of gold ?

KEIRIN

Last year

Gold
Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain)

Silver Shuang Guo (China)

Bronze Anna Meares (Australia)

Other Brits Anna Blyth (4th)

The British challenge

Victoria Pendleton

Anna Blyth

Jessica Varnish

The Inside Line

Pendleton defends again as Britain field a line-up of youth and medal-winning experience

Verdict

It?ll be tough given Pendleton?s less-than-ideal winter in the World Cups, but she?s become a rider for the big occasion so victory cannot be ruled out

Britain?s chance of gold ???

Pendleton has nothing to fear in the Keirin

DAY-BY-DAY PREVIEW

Every event, listed according to when the final takes place, every British rider, last year’s champions and the inside track on how the home riders are shaping up.

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Wednesday

Wiggins goes for gold in the pursuit plus the men’s team sprinters take on the French

Day 1 preview

Thursday

Team pursuiters hot favourites, Romero bids to improve on silver, Pendleton and Reade defend their title

Day 2 preview

Friday

Cavendish battles in the points race, women’s team pursuiters make their international debut, Hoy goes for sprint glory

Day 3 preview

Saturday

Can Brits surf the wave of Madison mayhem? Hoy hits the Keirin, will Pendleton reach sprint final?

Day 4 preview