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NZ team named for track cycling World Cup

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/01/2017
Lauren Ellis of New Zealand competes during a Women's Omnium Time Trial race on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games © Rob Carr/Getty Images Lauren Ellis of New Zealand competes during a Women's Omnium Time Trial race on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The next track World Cup in Colombia will be a depth-building exercise for Cycling New Zealand.

A 12-strong group of young prospects has been named for the meet in Cali from February 17-19.

It mostly comprises riders who have medalled at recent junior world championships, with head coach Dayle Cheatley desribing a post-Olympic year as the best chance to spread the net.

An exception is double Olympian Lauren Ellis who provides experience in a five-pronged women's endurance group.

The men's endurance group is headed by Nick Kergozou, who competed at the world championships last year.

All riders will compete at next week's national track championships in Invercargill.

A full strength team is likely to then be named for the final World Cup in Los Angeles on 24-26 February.

NZ team:

Men's sprint: Zac Williams, Jordan Castle.

Men's endurance: Nick Kergozou, Tom Sexton, Campbell Stewart, Hugo Jones, Jared Gray.

Women's endurance: Lauren Ellis, Nina Wollaston, Kirstie James, Bryony Botha, Alysha Keith.

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