Current double World and Paralympic Champion Jody Cundy has been selected for the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Montichari, Italy, on 11-13 March.
British Cycling has announced the 16 riders who will be competing, including seven Paralympic Champions alongside Jody – Mark Bristow, Anthony Kappes, Darren Kenny, Aileen McGlynn, Barney Storey, Sarah Storey and Neil Fachie.
GB 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.”
Jody has been training hard in the past few weeks and is currently on a training camp in Newport to get the final touch for the World Championships. He will be racing not only in his prime events, the 1km Time Trial and the Team Sprint, but also for the first time in the Individual Pursuit.