Sir Brailsford Finds World Championships As Platform
Sir Brailsford is eyeing up the World Championships as the viable opportunity for the rise of new English cyclists. Britain is all set to participate in the upcoming World Track Championship at Minx which would be starting off this week. Britain squad at the Minx event includes a number of new names given the retirement of Olympian Victoria Pendleton and absence of Sir Hoy. Sir Hoy, the eminent British Olympian has announced to retire post Commonwealth Games 2014.
“The young & aspiring cyclists have great opportunity to come up as team leaders in the World Championships and that is what we are viewing in the case of Becky James & in the other areas”, stated Brailsford. The Minx World Championship is the 1st significant track meeting post Britain’s 7 gold medals in London, 2012.
James, the Welsh rider, who was compelled to miss out on London Olympics on the ground of illness and injury, would be competing with Vicky Williamson in women’s sprint this time. Williamson is one among the 6 newcomers in the Britain squad. Besides, there is Elinor Barker, another rider from Welsh, who would be teaming up with Dani King and Laura Trott for pursuit. Trott & King were the winning pair in 2012 London Olympics alongside Joanna Rowsell.
According to Brailsford the World Championships are most ideal portals to try out new combinations in the beginning of a fresh Olympic cycle. “The World Championship events are always the place where you get to view the blend of young & more seasoned sprinters coming together & it’s exciting to witness it always. The time post Olympic is the time for experimenting & trying out new things. Mix up little in the training & what sprinters are eyeing on & this is what which creates a difference & makes it dynamic”, Brailsford added in.