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Paralympic sports - 15. February 2011.

Britain Names strong line up for Para Cycling Track World Championships



British Cycling have  announced the female riders who will be competing at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in

Montichari, Italy, on 11-13 March.

To maximise medal opportunities at this crucial event, the team includes Paralympic Champions -, Aileen McGlynn and Sarah Storey.

Team Manager Gareth Sheppard said: "We have selected a very strong squad as this is the first of only two track competitions at which our team will be able to score qualification points for the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

"We expect to see some strong performances from our riders and our goal is to bring back as many medals as possible to help us qualify a satisfactory number of athletes for track events at the London Games.

"These World Championships will be an important marker of the squad's performance and a great opportunity for some of our younger athletes hoping to ride for

Britain in 2012 to gain competition experience at the highest level."

Team Selection:

Aileen McGlynn - B/Vi, Kilo and Pursuit
Hometown: Glasgow / Resident: Manchester
Piloted by Helen Scott
Hometown:  Halesowen / Resident: Manchester

Sarah Storey - C5, Pursuit and 500mTT
Hometown: Manchester / Resident: Manchester

Lora Turnham - B/Vi, Kilo and Pursuit
Hometown: Liverpool / Resident: Manchester
Piloted by Fiona Duncan
Hometown: Glasgow / Resident: Aberdeen


To follow the team's progress, visit www.britishcycling.org.uk<http://www.britishcycling.org.uk> and follow us on Twitter.

 

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