Varnish, James and Emadi selected for opening Track World Cup

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Jess Varnish, Becky James and Kian Emadi have been selected to represent Great Britain at the opening round of the UCI Track World Cup in Cali, Colombia, starting today (Thursday).

Varnish missed out on a medal during the London 2012 Olympic Games when she and team sprint partner Victoria Pendleton, now retired, were disqualified from the event. Varnish and James join forces with James in the team sprint in Cali.

Varnish is the only British 2012 Olympian taking part in the event.

In addition to the team sprint, James will also take part in the 500-metre time trial, sprint and keirin, with Varnish in the sprint and keirin.

British Cycling Academy rider Emadi makes his Track World Cup debut, riding in the kilometre time trial, sprint and keirin events.

The opening round of the 2012/13 Track World Cup in Cali, Colombia, runs from October 11-13. There are then two further rounds: one in the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow on November 16-18, and the final round in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on January 17-19 2013.

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Jess Varnish rider profile

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