'Ed Clancy will win Olympic team pursuit gold but shouldn't ride the omnium'

Track world champions Mark Cavendish or Jon Dibben should ride the omnium for Team GB at the Rio Olympics instead of Ed Clancy

Ed Clancy

Great Britain will win team pursuit gold at this year's Rio Olympics, but their main rider Ed Clancy should not ride the omnium, according to John Herety, Clancy's manager at his trade team JLT Condor.

Clancy is going for a record breaking third successive team pursuit Olympic gold at Rio in August, and he is also one of three potential options in the omnium.

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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.