Hoy and Pendleton lead list of stellar names selected for test event
A full-strength Great Britain squad featuring five Olympic champions has been selected for this month's Track World Cup in London, British Cycling announced on Tuesday.
Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Jason Kenny, Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas will lead the 16-rider team at the competition, which doubles as the Olympic test event and takes place from February 16 to 19.
Strong line-up: Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy will feature
British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford said: 'The World Cup in London has added significance given that it's the first major event to be held at the Olympic venue.
'We are using the test event as a learning opportunity for our Olympic preparations and have selected a full-strength squad accordingly.
'The riders and staff are looking forward to gaining race experience at the London Velodrome and it's always fantastic for us to have the support of a sell-out home crowd.'
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Hoy and Kenny are joined in the sprint group by Ross Edgar and Matt Crampton, while alongside Pendleton in the women's equivalent is Jess Varnish.
Thomas and Clancy have been joined by Team Sky duo Pete Kennaugh and Ben Swift, plus Steven Burke and Andy Tennant, in the men's endurance group which will compete in the four-man, four-kilometre team pursuit and the omnium.
The women's endurance group is comprised of Wendy Houvenaghel, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott
No 1: Hoy (centre) beats Jason Kenny in Manchester on Tuesday