Commonwealth Games: Five-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny included in England cycling squad

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5-time Olympic gold medallist Laura Kenny has been named in Staff England’s 35-strong squad for the Commonwealth Video games.

Matt Partitions, the Omnium champion at Tokyo 2020, and Olympic silver medallist and world omnium champion Ethan Hayter are additionally included.

Double Paralympic champion Steve Bate and Paralympic silver medallist Sophie Unwin are included.

Evie Richards, a cross-country world champion, makes the mountain bike workforce.

Observe occasions will happen in London from 28 July to 1 August whereas mountain biking and highway occasions, that are primarily based round Birmingham, will happen between 3 and seven August.

Britain’s most profitable feminine athlete Kenny, who has 5 Olympic gold medals and one silver, stated she “can not wait” to get again on her bike for the Commonwealth Video games, having received gold within the factors race at Glasgow 2014.

She received Olympic madison gold alongside Katie Archibald in Tokyo however will likely be competing towards the Scot this summer season.

The identical is true for Ryan Owens who will likely be up towards Jack Carlin after successful Olympic workforce dash silver with him final yr.

Joe Truman, a Commonwealth silver medallist in 2018 who missed out on an opportunity to compete in Tokyo, stated he’s trying ahead to competing towards his GB team-mates.

“Pulling on the England jersey is all the time fairly cool. Driving for Nice Britain is clearly enjoyable however I really feel a bit extra patriotic once I get the England jersey as a result of we get break up up as a squad and it is further aggressive,” stated Truman.

“If I used to be in a position to put myself up there once more, possibly put my identify on the market and present I am again, that will be a pleasant approach to begin off these subsequent two years.”

Staff England’s chef de mission, Mark England, stated: “Biking is all the time a crowd favorite and is a sport that we’ve got wealthy heritage in as a nation.

“It’s an honour to welcome such a proficient group of athletes to Staff England for the house Video games this summer season.”

Staff England’s biking squad in full

Observe biking: Blaine Ridge-Davis, Charlie Tanfield, Laura Kenny, Ethan Vernon, Grace Lister, Hayden Norris, Joe Truman, Josie Knight, Lauren Bate, Maddie Leech, Milly Tanner, Oliver Wooden, Ryan Owens, Sophie Capewell, Sophie Lewis, Hamish Turnbull, Dan Bigham, Ethan Hayter, Matt Partitions

Para-track biking: Sophie Unwin, Georgia Holt (pilot for Unwin), Steve Bate, Chris Latham (pilot for Latham)

Street Biking: Abi Smith, Alice Barnes, Anna Henderson, Ben Turner, Connor Swift, Ethan Hayter, Fred Wright, Jake Stewart, Josie Nelson, Joss Lowden, Ethan Vernon

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Mountain Bike: Evie Richards, Harry Birchill, Joseph Blackmore

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