Master Splinter! Manchester golden girl Laura Trott gets ready to shred opposition in Track World Cup

By Alan Ross

Double Olympic champion Laura Trott will shrug off a nasty splinter injury and fine tune her form ahead of next weekend’s UCI Track World Cup by competing in the opening round of the Revolution Series in Manchester today.

Stockport-based Trott will be riding after recovering from the injury she picked up when she crashed in the Elimination Race of the European Championship in Apeldoorn.

The track star continued to race in the championship despite the injury, bringing two gold medals home, and is looking forward to the first outing in the series competition which now has UCI Class One status.

“We’re going to have a home crowd – the Revs get such big crowds – and it’s going to be a really good event and will also have the bonus of getting UCI points,” she said.

“It just makes it easier for me to get qualification points for the Worlds next year.

“It means I can focus on the road and the Commonwealth Games and get my qualification points at Revolution.”

Trott has been selected alongside Wiggle-Honda teammates Dani King, Joanna Rowsell,  Elinor Barker for the women’s pursuit event at the World Cup next weekend after winning at the European Championship.

The first meeting of the Revolution series will feature its strongest line-up to date with the victorious British men’s pursuit team also due to race.

Russian sprint king Dennis Dmitriev and world points champion Jarmila Machacova are set to be among the foreign talent at the National Cycling Centre. 

Image courtesy of BBC via YouTube, with thanks.

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