Ed Clancy

Ed Clancy will be Great Britain's entry for Friday's individual pursuit at the Manchester round of the World Cup.

The team pursuit lynchpin last rode the individual event at the 2007 National Championships, where he was a silver medallist behind Paul Manning. His last race at international level was at the Sydney round of the World Cup in February 2005, where he was caught by Dutchman Levi Heimans with four laps to go. Clancy's time in qualifying was 4-33.

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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.