New French pursuit squad

While most talk has been of the notable absences in the British squad for the track world...

While most talk has been of the notable absences in the British squad for the track world championships, the French men's team pursuit outfit will be untested at this level of competition.

L'Equipe has reported on the post-Olympic pressure that has resulted in a new quartet riding the men's team pursuit in Poland. Depreeuw Arnaud, Julien Duval, Ronan Guinaudeau and Mickaël Jeannin will represent France in the event.

Last year's Olympic quartet of Damien Gaudin, Matthieu Ladagnous, Christophe Riblon, Nicolas Rousseau had a diastrous Games campaign, disqualified in its first round match up with Denmark, which went on to take the silver medal.

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