Great Britain has fielded a strong line-up for the UCI Junior World Championships in Italy, which kick off today, Thursday August 5, with the road disciplines followed by the track disciplines from August 11.
All of the riders selected are part of British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme, and have built up a wealth of experience on the road and track. Many of the names will be familiar to those who followed the Future Stars events at the Revolution track meets in Manchester.
Britain's sole women's representative at the road worlds is Laura Trott, who contests the time trial. Trott earned a place on the senior GB team after winning the Omloop van Borsele stage race in Holland in April. Trott was also part of Britain's gold-medal winning team pursuit line-up at the Junior Track European Championships last year and is the current National '10' junior women's champion.
Dan McLay won junior national road race champion in May - GB team-mate Owain Doull was second in the event, and is also the current Welsh champion; Simon Yates was fourth. The talented trio concentrate on endurance track events rather than road.
Lewis Oliva is the current national Keirin champion and is set to contest the Commonwealth Games in Delhi for Wales in October.
The Junior Road World Championships take place in Offida, Italy, from August 5-8. the Junior Track World Championships are being held in Montichiari, Italy, from August 11-15.
Junior Men's Road
Junior Women's Time Trial
Junior Men's Sprint
Junior Men's Endurance
Junior Women's Sprint
Junior Women's Endurance
McLay crowned junior national champion
Laura Trott gallops to Dutch stage race win
British women take junior team pursuit at Euro track champs
A Minute With: Harriet Owen
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