Archibald and Skinner headline British team for Canada Track World Cup

Reduced team named for third round in early December

Katie Archibald and Callum Skinner will headline the Great Britain team at the next round of the Track World Cup in Canada in early December.

Both the men’s and women's team pursuit squads won gold on home soil in Manchester last weekend during the second round of the World Cup series but reduced endurance line-ups will travel to Canada. Points scored during the World Cup events are vital to qualify for the World Championships which will be held in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.

Archibald, who was part of the triumphant women's quartet in Manchester and also won gold in the Madison alongside Elinor Barker and silver in the Omnium, is joined by Ellie Dickinson as Great Britain's two female endurance riders. They will ride the Madison together, while Archibald will ride the Omnium, where she’s world champion, and possibly the points race.

On the men's endurance side, Ollie Wood is the only member of the men's team-pursuit-winning quartet from Manchester to be included for Canada. He is named alongside Chris Latham and Mark Stewart.

As for the sprinters, Callum Skinner will have another outing as he continues his comeback from a back injury.

The 25-year-old won the bronze medal in the kilometre time trial in Manchester and will be joined by Philip Hindes, alongside whom he won Olympic gold in the team sprint last year.

Completing the men’s sprint squad is the trio that won bronze in the team sprint in the Poland leg of the World Cup earlier this month: Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens, and Joe Truman. Sophie Capewell and Katy Marchant are once again the two representatives for the women’s sprint races.

"Overall, I was pleased with how we performed in Manchester, it feels like momentum is building as we get further into the season and I’ll be looking to see that carry on into the coming rounds of the world cup series,” said head coach Iain Dyer.

“Katie Archibald continues with her impressive run of results, and it's great to see the women's endurance squad go from strength to strength each competition to deliver across the events. I was happy to see the men's team pursuit squad win gold in Manchester, a medal I knew they were capable of delivering, and equally it was pleasing to see Callum back on the podium having overcome a back injury sustained last month.

“At this stage of the Olympic cycle, performances are as important as results and we’ve seen plenty of promising signs within the squad. Canada is the final major competition on the calendar for the squad this year and it’s another opportunity to qualify more points for the World Championships in February next year.”

The third round of the 2017-18 Track World Cup takes place in Milton, Canada from December 1-3.

Great Britain Cycling Team for Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Canada:

Women's Sprint
Sophie Capewell
Katy Marchant

Men's Sprint
Jack Carlin
Philip Hindes
Ryan Owens (100% me)
Callum Skinner
Joe Truman

Women's Endurance
Katie Archibald
Ellie Dickinson

Men's Endurance
Chris Latham
Mark Stewart
Ollie Wood

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