Newton, Hayles and Kennaugh joined by youngsters

British Cycling has today announced they will be taking a team of five riders to the next round of the UCI Track World Cup in Beijing which takes place on the 16th – 18th January.

Chris Newton will be returning to Beijing where he won a Bronze medal in the Points race at the recent Olympic Games. Chris will be joined by fellow endurance riders Rob Hayles and Peter Kennaugh, all of whom will be representing Great Britain. Two other young British endurance riders – Luke Rowe and Mark Christian – will be competing for Team 100% ME.

The Beijing round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup is the fourth round of five in the 2008-2009 series

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