ACE JASE LEADS WORLD CHARGE

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THREE-TIME Olympic cham­pion Ja­son Kenny

leads a near-full-strength Great Bri­tain squad to the open­ing Track World Cup event of the sea­son in Mex­ico next month.

Kenny, who missed last week’s Euro­pean Track Cham­pi­onships, re­turns along­side Phil Hin­des in the men’s sprint squad for the Guadala­jara event, which takes place from Novem­ber 8 to 9.

Jess Var­nish is in the women’s sprint squad, although Becky James, the 2013 dou­ble world cham­pion, is ab­sent with a knee prob­lem.

The 17-strong team in­cludes 10 re­cently crowned Euro­pean cham­pi­ons, in­clud­ing dou­ble gold medal­lists Katie Archibald and Laura Trott.

Sir Bradley Wig­gins is not in the squad but is ex­pected to com­pete in the sec­ond World Cup of the sea­son in London in early De­cem­ber ahead of the 2015 Track World Cham­pi­onships in Paris next Fe­bru­ary.

Bri­tish Cy­cling tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Shane Sut­ton said: “We won eight medals at the Euro­pean Track Cham­pi­onships and our aim is now to build on this and carry the mo­men­tum on to the world stage.”

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