Great Britain have 'genuinely world class' male riders to win Olympic team pursuit gold again but Ed Clancy warns against guarantees

The track legend successfully combined his velodrome glory with domestic road victories

Ed Clancy
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Ed Clancy, the greatest team pursuit rider in history, believes that Great Britain's men can once again rule the discipline - if British Cycling can field the coaching and technical expertise required to support its young talent. 

The 36-year-old retired just hours before the team pursuit final at the Tokyo Olympics last August where Great Britain finished a lowly seventh.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.