Carlin to fly GB flag at World event He’s on team with Kenny duo
Paisley cyclist Jack Carlin will rub shoulders with Olympic royalty this month after being recalled to the Great Britain Cycling Team.
Carlin will join two of Britain’s most successful Olympic champions, the husband and wife duo of Laura and Jason Kenny, at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, between February 28 and March 4.
His call- up to the side follows his double success at the recent National Track Championships, where he claimed individual and team golds.
Coming up against Lewis Oliva in the final at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre, Carlin produced a stunning performance to record a 2-0 victory and earn his spot at the top of the podium.
Laura and six- time Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny, are just two of seven Olympic champions named in the 22-strong team, with Ed Clancy, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner also making selection.
British Cycling’s senior academy riders Ethan Hayter and Lauren Bate are both set to make their elite world championship debuts, as are non-programme riders Dan Bigham and Charlie Tanfield, who have shown significant progression over the 2017/18 World Cup season.
This culminated in a world cup gold medal in the team pursuit for both riders and a World Cup gold medal in the individual pursuit for Tanfield.
Performance director Stephen Park said: “Looking at the squad list for this year’s UCI Track Cycling World Championships, we have a really strong line-up of riders which should translate into some good performances by the Great Britain Cycling Team.
“The selection panel had some very tough decisions to make in selecting this team, but it’s a good problem to have and is testament to the strength in depth in British track cycling talent.
“There’s a lot to look forward to at this year’s competition. Obviously, seeing Laura and Jason’s return to the world stage will be a special occasion. They’ve both shown they are back on form during training sessions and I know they’re excited to be competing in this year’s world championships.”
Flashback Paisley cyclist Jack Carlin, centre, picks up his silver medal with his GB team-mates at the World Cup in Canada