British Cycling holding 90-athlete track 'race simulation' in Manchester during COVID-19 lockdown

Action from the first day at the Manchester World Cup
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British Cycling is hosting race simulations during a three-day training session this weekend at the Manchester Velodrome, Cyclingnews learned on Friday. The event takes place after the UK moved into a national lockdown and stay at home recommendation on January 5 amid surging coronavirus cases. 

The gathering will bring together 90 riders who are part of the Olympic Games podium programme or in the talent pathways, together with coaches, timers, officials and mechanics across three days.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.