Mark Cavendish and Laura Trott headline GB track squad for Hong Kong World Cup

Mark Cavendish says he's "super excited" to be returning to action with Great Britain on the track for the first time since 2009

Mark Cavendish, Revolution round 5 January 2016
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Mark Cavendish heads up a youthful men's endurance squad at the second UCI Track World Cup of the season in Hong Kong on January 16-17.

The Manxman, who will ride for Team Dimension Data in 2016, joins Matt Gibson, Chris Latham, Ollie Wood and Germain Burton in his first appearance for Great Britain on the track since 2009.

Cavendish said on the British Cycling website: “It will be my first world cup on the track for a lot of years I think so I’m looking forward to it.

"I’m used to doing more events at a world cup, the Madison, the scratch, and now just doing the omnium is a little bit different from what I’m used to, but I’m super looking forward to it.”

The men's sprint team consists of regulars Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Matt Crampton, while the women are also at full strength with Katy Marchant, Becky James and Jess Varnish.

Katie Archibald misses out for the women's endurance squad with a knee injury, replaced by Emily Nelson. Laura Trott, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne and Joanna Rowsell Shand all return from round one.

Great Britain Cycling Team squad for Track World Cup in Hong Kong

Elinor Barker, Germain Burton, Mark Cavendish, Matt Crampton, Matt Gibson, Philip Hindes, Ciara Horne, Becky James, Jason Kenny, Chris Latham, Katy Marchant, Emily Nelson, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Callum Skinner, Laura Trott, Jess Varnish, Ollie Wood

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