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Olympic track cycling team named for Tokyo

Six Olympic newcomers and cancer survivor Matt Glaetzer are among a 15-strong track cycling team named on Thursday for the Tokyo Olympics despite the ongoing coronavirus concerns.

Two-time world champion Glaezter is returning for his third games after overcoming thyroid cancer while Annette Edmondson has also won selection for the third time.

London medallist Kaarle McCulloch missed Rio in 2016 but will partner Stephanie Morton in the team sprint after winning last year’s world championship.

Glaetzer, McCulloch and Morton, as well as Nathan Hart and Matthew Richardson, will compete in the sprint events, with Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Amy Cure, Edmondson, Maeve Plouffe, Leigh Howard, Kelland O’Brien, Lucas Plapp, Alex Porter and Sam Welsford were selected for the endurance events.

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