British Cycling to return to track roots

Success on the road means BC have struggled to keep their top talent on the track - Academy programme must be more appealing - Smaller, more concentrated academy squad for 2014

GB under 23 academy team pursuit 2008

Great Britain’s recent success on the road has presented national team managers with a problem: how do they attract the current crop of talented young British riders onto the boards.

“As a kid nowadays, five or six years ago they were looking up to Chris Hoy and everything was geared towards how well everyone was doing on the track,” said Keith Lambert, road manager of British Cycling’s Olympic Academy Programme.

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