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Katie Archibald headlines 12-strong British squad at Canada World Cup

Archibald headlines 12-strong British squad at Canada World Cup
By Sportsbeat

15/11/2017 at 03:25

Katie Archibald headlines the British squad bound for the latest Track World Cup in Canada, fresh from her success on the Manchester boards.

Archibald – Olympic champion in the team pursuit in Rio – won double gold and omnium silver at the National Cycling Centre this weekend, three of the five medals won by British cyclists on home soil.

As well as Archibald's golds in the Madison and team pursuit, the men's quartet won team pursuit gold with Callum Skinner sealing kilo bronze.

The 12-man British squad will compete in Milton, Canada, from December 1-3, with Ellie Dickinson joining Archibald in the women's endurance events, while Sophie Capewell and Katy Marchant will compete in the women's sprint races.

Chris Latham, Mark Stewart and Ollie Wood are named as the men's endurance racers, while Skinner, Jack Carlin, Phil Hindes, Joe Truman and Ryan Owens will go in the sprint events – the latter representing 100% ME.

"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," head coach Iain Dyer told British Cycling.

"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."

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