Strongest ever British track squad named for Manchester World Cup

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British Cycling today announced its 27 rider team to compete at the track world cup in Manchester next month. With a mix of Olympic champions and emerging young talent it looks like the strongest British team ever assembled.

The three-day event starting on February 18 will see the return of Olympic team pursuit champions Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas. The last time they rode a team pursuit together they set the world record and won Olympic gold in Beijing. Team pursuit training sessions this Monday will be the first for Wiggins since Beijing.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.