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Brit Track Trials Set For August

The British Track Cycling Team will take the first step on the road to Athens on the 21st-23rd of August at the Manchester Velodrome with the Olympic Cycling Trials in conjunction with the National Championships. The cream of British Cycling including all the medal winners from Sydney will be battling it out for national glory and the opportunity of international fame.

Although not the final selection for Athens the trials will serve as an important marker for who will ride in the Games and more importantly a win guarantees the rider not only a National Champions jersey but also a place on the coveted Olympic Long Team.

The trials kick off with the fiercest battle of them all – the Kilometre TT, with new boy Jamie Staff taking on Chris Hoy, who won Gold in this discipline at the Commonwealth Games and the ubiquitous Olympic Gold Medallist Jason Queally. All three will be fighting it out to take the National Title and more importantly to set out who should get the two places on the start line in Athens. The trials will also feature the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Rob Hayles battling it out in the pursuit and Chris Newton chasing down the competition in the points.

For more information about the selection process, the trials or the riders taking part please see www.olympiccyclingtrials.co.uk. Tickets are available online or by calling 0700 594 2627

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