Todays marks the start of the Cycling World Track Championships 2015, and the British riders are again amongst the favourites to walk away with at least some of the 19 gold medals on offer.
The 5 day event is to be held at the recently opened Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France.
Last year at the Championships in Cali, Columbia the Great Britain team came out 4th in the medal table with 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze, with Joanna Rowsell in the Women’s Individual Pursuit, and the Women’s Team Pursuit, although overall this was considered a disappointment, as no medals were achieved by the men’s team, which consisted of Olympic champions and World record holders.
For the first time in the history of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, some riders’ bikes will be equipped with cameras, thanks to a partnership with Infront / HBS. This will make it possible to experience the action live from a completely different perspective during the competition. Please see the video below for a quick look at what you can expect from it.
Great Britain Team
Men's sprint: Kian Emadi, Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner
Women's sprint: Katy Marchant, Jess Varnish, Victoria Williamson
Men's endurance: Steven Burke, Mark Christian, Ed Clancy, Jon Dibben, Owain Doull, Matt Gibson, Andy Tennant
Women's endurance: Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott
For more information on the Championships please visit the official website.