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Team GB cyclists on track for 2012

Olympics Minister praises ‘great shape’ team at Manchester Velodrome.

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Hugh Robertson visited the track cycling team at the National Cycling Centre Velodrome to see how preparations are going for London 2012. During the visit the Sport and Olympics Minister met with Team GB Coach Ian Dyer and track cycling legends Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton to witness the team in action. Images from the visit.

“It was great to see the British track cycling team in such great shape with the Olympics now just under a month away,” said Robertson. “The signs are good for success on the track in London. I am confident that the sport will also use the Games as a platform to grow cycling at the grassroots further, as they have done in the years since Beijing.”

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Martin Gibbs, British Cycling’s Director of Policy and Legal Affairs, said: “We were very pleased to host the Olympics Minister today. The fact that he has taken time out of his busy schedule to come and see our riders train at their home in Manchester is a real boost to the team and highlights the ever increasing popularity of cycling as one of Britain’s top sports.”

The London 2012 track cycling events begin on 2 August with the Women’s Team Sprint. See the full schedule.

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Published 29 June 2012