British Riders of 2013: Number 16

Cycling Weekly is counting down the top 30 British Riders of the Year thoughout December. The top 10 will be revealed in the December 19 issue of Cycling Weekly magazine.


Double junior world champion

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Dannielle Khan emulated Becky James’s achievement by winning two gold medals at the junior World Track Championships this summer.

James, now a multiple senior world champion, won two junior titles in 2009 and Khan followed in the Welsh sprinter’s wheel tracks in Glasgow.

First Khan won the 500m time trial before winning the individual sprint competition, despite losing the first race of her final to Belgium’s Nicky Degrendele. The Solihull CC rider powered back to win two in a row. In the Keirin she added to her medal haul with second place.

For good measure, Khan won the 500m time trial and the sprint at the national championships too.

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Number 17: Katie Archibald

Number 18: Mike Cuming

Number 19: Tao Geoghegan Hart

Number 20: Joanna Rowsell

Number 21: Adam Yates

Number 22: Geraint Thomas

Number 23: Lizzie Armitstead

Number 24: Jason Kenny

Number 25: Evan Oliphant

Number 26: Ian Stannard

Number 27: Kenta Gallagher

Number 28: Emily Kay

Number 29: Owain Doull

Number 30: Katie Colclough