Norwich’s Victoria Williamson makes British Cycling sprint team for track World Cup

Victoria Williamson (left) with her silver medal from the National Championship's women's 500m time-

Victoria Williamson (left) with her silver medal from the National Championship's women's 500m time-trial. - Credit: PA

Norfolk track cycling star Victoria Williamson has been named in British Cycling's team for next month's UCI World Cup.

The 17-strong team will compete in Guadalajara, Mexico, for two days starting on November 8, with Hevingham's Williamson, 21, named in the women's sprint group alongside Jess Varnish and Danni Khan.

'We won eight medals at the European track championships in Guadaloupe and our aim is now to build on this and carry the momentum onto the world stage,' said British Cycling's technical director Shane Sutton.

'As we're now in the Olympic qualifying period, we're keen to start the ball rolling with scoring points early on to relieve the pressure as we get closer to Rio and for that reason we're fielding what I believe to be a strong team.'

• British Cycling squad – men's sprint: Matt Crampton, Phil Hindes, Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner; women's sprint: Danni Khan, Jess Varnish, Vicky Williamson; men's endurance: Steve Burke, Mark Christian, Ed Clancy, Jon Dibben, Andy Tennant; women's endurance: Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott.

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