With snow still swirling overheard, the chance to ride without preparing for an Arctic adventure, nor wondering if it’s the last you will see of friends and loved ones, sometimes seems like a distant prospect. However, as well as road racing in distant climes to keep us all going until spring kicks in, we can tune in to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Running from Wednesday 2 March until Sunday 6 March, the London Lee Valley Velodrome is the venue for the final meeting of the international trackies before Rio. We expect to see Wiggo and Cav going all out to win a place at the Olympics; they’re riding the Madison together. With Wiggo also in the team pursuit and Cav in the 6-event omnium. Laura Trott will be back to try and take more rainbow bands (worn by a world champion in any of cycling’s disciplines), in preparation to add to the Gold in Rio. Watch out, too, for the addition of Ciara Horne and Emily Nelson to the Women’s team pursuit. Much is at stake, the last chance for some old campaigners, and the first chance for some new ones. Good Luck Team GB!
Read more about the team and the events here.