The 2013 World Championships bronze medallist wants to be 'man-one' in the British team sprint, but faces a tough challenge from Jess Varnish.

British track cyclist Victoria Williamson admits she is prepared to fight Jess Varnish for the man-one spot in the team sprint squad as her preparations for Rio 2016 continue.

The 21-year-old won World Championship bronze in the event in 2013, leading out Becky James, but says there is no guarantee she will be in poll position at the 2015 championships in February

“My target for the winter is to get the team sprint position man one,” she told British Cycling. “It’s me and Jess that go for man one and it’s very competitive and they’ll just take whoever is going best at the end of the season for worlds really.

“It’s healthy competition, we get on well so it’s all about doing your best.”

Williamson, Varnish and Dannielle Khan make up the British team sprint squad at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico this weekend.

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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  • Dave2020

    It’s about time that the women’s team sprint was brought into line with the men’s – 3 riders, 3 laps.

    Wake up UCI. Let’s have 21st. century equality. That goes for the kilo TT too, and RR distances.