Five-time Olympic gold medallist Kenny returns to action at the Track Cycling World Championships that take place in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France from 12-16 October. But with Britain’s most successful female Olympian yet to confirm she is aiming to compete at Paris 2024, Olympics.com looks at the young British cyclists hoping to emulate her success at the Games. After skipping August’s European Championships in Munich, Great Britain’s five-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny returns to action at this week’s Track Cycling World Championships.
The Worlds will take place in the same Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Velodrome that will host the Paris 2024 track cycling competition and Britain have sent a strong British team that includes Kenny, two-time Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald , and Olympic silver medallists Neah Evans and Josie Knight .
However, with five-time Olympic champion Kenny yet to confirm whether or not she will aim to compete in the upcoming Olympics, it leaves the door open for a younger generation of British female cyclists to write their own names in history at the Games. Which young female riders could star for Team GB at the Track Cycling World Championships?
At just 19 years old, Emma Finucane heads to the championships having enjoyed a stellar season, including two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games. The young Welsh cyclist, who began her career at the Towy Riders club, medalled in both the sprint and team sprint events in Birmingham, adding to her first place in the team sprint at the British national championships […]