BRITAIN'S LIKELY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LINE-UP
Who will race for Great Britain at next week?s World Track Championships in Manchester?
Although several riders have been nominated for many of the events in order to cover all possible eventualities, such as illness or injury, there are options preferred by the British Cycling management team.
As it stands with a week to go until the championships get underway, this is how Cycling Weekly understands Great Britain will line-up for each of the events.
For more details and an assessment of Britain?s gold medal hopes in each event, see Thursday?s Cycling Weekly.
|RACING FOR TEAM GB|
Number in brackets denotes number of place available to Great Britain at Manchester
? Women?s 500m time trial (2)
? Men?s individual pursuit (2)
? Men?s scratch race (1)
? Men?s team sprint (1 team of three)
? Men?s team pursuit (1 team of four, six riders can be nominated)
Qualifying Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Paul Manning plus either Steve Cummings or Steven Burke
In the final, should GB qualify Bradley Wiggins is likely to step in to join Clancy, Thomas and Manning
? Women?s individual pursuit (2)
? Women?s team sprint (1 team of two)
? Men?s points race (1)
? Men?s sprint (3)
? Women?s team pursuit (1 team of three)
? Men?s Madison (1 team of two)
? Men?s Keirin (3)
Matt Crampton or Jason Kenny
? Women?s points race (1)
? Women?s sprint (3)
? Men?s Omnium (1)
? Men?s kilometre time trial (2)
? Women?s scratch race (1)
? Women?s Keirin (3)
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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.
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