Britain’s track cycling sprinters will try to match the performances of their endurance equivalent at round two of the Planet Cup in Mexico.

A 16-strong squad will represent Britain in Aguascalientes from Thursday as part of the build-up to the 2014 World Championships in February.

Britain won
precious metal in both the women’s and mens team pursuit in the opening round in Manchester last 30 days.

Becky James won sprint bronze, but Jason Kenny went out in qualifying.

The British squad
topped the standings in Manchester with eight medals, 4 of them gold, but will encounter the added challenge of competing at an altitude of 1, 870 metres in Aguascalientes.

Kenny, the Olympic champion, will hope for a major improvement in the individual sprint, as well as lining up alongside a combination of Philip Hindes, Kian Emadi and Matt Crampton in the team sprint.

“Although the World Cup rounds are really important for qualifying, we are still very much training by means of them a little bit, ” Crampton
told British Cycling.

“We are still a long way from the Worlds and there are still a lot of things to keep enhancing on. “

James, who
won the world title last Feb, beat Olympic champion Anna Meares to take bronze in Manchester and will combine with Jess Varnish in the team sprint.

Laura Trott, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Elinor Barker broke the world record two times in Manchester as Britain’s ladies maintained their dominance of the group pursuit, with 19-year-old Scot Katie Archibald providing another option in Aguascalientes.

Archibald took silver in the scratch race and bronze in the individual pursuit in Manchester while competing for Scotland, and had been drafted into the GB squad with regard to Mexico.


“It’s everyone’s dream to get in the pursuit team, inch Archibald
told British Biking.

“I guess tales get built around the team and its particular riders but it’s in their benefit, because we are working as a team, for everybody to get along and they have just been very welcoming. It’s been an ideal changeover. “

Olympic champion Trott will try to repeat her omnium triumph in Manchester, while Rowsell applies to gold in the individual pursuit once again.

Sam Harrison replaces Andy Tennant in the men’s pursuit squad, along with Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Jon Dibben and Owain Doull endeavoring to repeat their gold-medal winning functionality in Manchester.

The third leg of the World Cup is scheduled with regard to Guadalajara, Mexico, in January, prior to the World Championships take place in Cali, Colombia, in February.