Wednesday, 29 June 2016

British Cycling Finalises Junior Track Team





British Cycling has today confirmed the senior academy riders who have been selected to represent Great Britain at the UEC Junior and Under-23 European Track Championships taking place in Montichiari from 12 – 17 July


The 17 selected under-23 riders, who will join the junior riders announced earlier this month to make up the squad, includes sprinter Ryan Owens who has been selected as a reserve for the Olympic Games in Rio as well as current elite points race world champion Jon Dibben. Also selected is fellow podium programme rider Chris Latham who won the gold medal in the team pursuit at last year’s Under-23 European Track Championships.


Performance Pathway Manager Ian Yates said: “Following on from confirming that we’re sending Great Britain’s biggest junior squad yet to the European Championships, I’m pleased to confirm the under-23 squad who will be joining them in Montichiari.


“Given this event is taking place in Montichiari, the home of our European training base, we will head into it well-prepared in turns of the venue, and I am sure the men that are based out there will bring the rest of the team up-to-speed on how the track runs.


“Looking at the under-23 team we have selected, there’s some real talent in the squad and I’m looking forward to see us convert their performances throughout the year into podium finishes. Ryan Owens has recently been selected to take the ‘P’ accreditation in Rio and I think it’s a real testament to the pathway structure we have in place now that an Academy rider can be named as a reserve for an Olympic squad.


“It’s great that Jon Dibben has recovered from injury and is competing at the Under-23 competition, he’s had a fantastic season on the track this year and I think the experience he’ll bring from winning an elite world championship jersey will be inspirational to the younger riders and I know they will use the opportunity of learning from him being in the squad. I see this as an additional step in their development.”



Great Britain Cycling Team – UEC Under-23 and Junior European Track Championships:




Women’s Endurance

Megan Barker

Hayley Jones

Emily Kay

Danni Khan

Manon Lloyd

Emily Nelson


Men’s Endurance

Matt Bostock

Jon Dibben

Matt Gibson

Joe Holt

Chris Latham

Mark Stewart

Joey Walker

Ollie Wood


Men’s Sprint

Jack Carlin

Joe Truman

Ryan Owens





Women’s Endurance

Jessica Roberts

Eleanor Dickinson

Rebecca Raybould

Emily Tillett

Jenny Holl

Lauren Dolan


Men’s Endurance

Rhys Britton

Fred Wright

Ethan Hayter

Matthew Walls

Reece Wood

Jake Stewart


Men’s Sprint

Hamish Turnbull

Alex Joliffe

Lewis Stewart


Women’s Sprint

Georgia Hilleard

Lauren Bate-Lowe

Sophie Capewell



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