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Archibald to return to Track World Cup action in Canada

Archibald to return to Track World Cup action in Canada
By Sportsbeat

28/11/2017 at 16:07Updated 28/11/2017 at 16:27

Katie Archibald will get the chance to build on her considerable home Track World Cup success after being selected for the third round of the series.

The 23-year-old took team pursuit and Madison gold as well as Omnium silver at the second round in Manchester.

And Archibald now headlines a reduced endurance team heading to Milton, Canada looking to secure World Championship qualification points.

British Cycling named 30 riders in the previous round, but only 12 will get the opportunity to compete in North America.

Elinor Barker partnered Archibald to Madison gold in Manchester, but now the Scot will team up with up-and-coming rider Ellie Dickinson – the only other athlete selected for the women's endurance squad.

Archibald will once again ride in the Omnium, seeking vengeance after she came within a point of defeating the USA's Jennifer Valente and claiming gold in the last round.

The men's team pursuit also won gold last time out, but Ollie Wood is the only member of that quartet who will grace the boards in Canada as Great Britain sit out the event this time.

The endurance team will instead focus on individual events and the Madison, with European bronze medallist Wood joined by Chris Latham and Mark Stewart.

After winning bronze in the kilometre time trial, Callum Skinner will once again feature in the men's sprint squad alongside fellow Olympic gold medallist Philip Hindes.

And the trio of Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens and Joe Truman – also accustomed to winning bronze after team sprint success in Poland – have been selected by British Cycling once more.

Sophie Capewell and Katy Marchant complete the line-up, competing in the women's team sprint with the latter also in the individual sprint.

The event in Canada is the third of five rounds and the series wraps up in Belarus in late January.