Burke fit for GB squad in Paris

Steven Burke is fit to take his place in the Great Britain team for this month’s Track World Championships after recovering from a broken collarbone.

The Olympic champion

suffered the injury

in a training accident in early January, but underwent successful surgery to ensure he can compete.

Burke is in the men’s endurance group to contest the team pursuit on the opening day of the Paris event.

Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell leads the women’s endurance group.

The 26-year-old, who won individual and team pursuit titles at the 2014 Track World Championships in Colombia, is joined by Laura Trott, 2014 world champions Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald and Ciara Horne in the squad.

The competition runs from 18-22 February.

Great Britain team for Track World Championships:

Men’s sprint:

Kian Emadi, Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner.
Women’s sprint:

Katy Marchant, Jess Varnish, Victoria Williamson.
Men’s endurance:

Steven Burke, Mark Christian, Ed Clancy, Jon Dibben, Owain Doull, Matt Gibson, Andy Tennant.
Women’s endurance:

Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/31167328

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