Cycling - British team look to emulate Hoy's success

After Sir Chris Hoy's success at the Six Days of Rotterdam the next generation of British sprinters will get their chance to show what they can do at an equivalent event in Bremen.

Welsh cyclist Lewis Oliva will lead a five-man British team at the Six Days of Bremen track meeting which follows on from the event in the Netherlands where Hoy edged out compatriot and Olympic individual sprint champion Jason Kenny for the overall sprint title.

The 20-year-old Oliva was injured in a crash in October at the Track World Cup in Glasgow, having to pull out of the individual sprint event as a result.

However now back to full fitness, he will be part of the team along with fellow British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme sprinters Callum Skinner and former World Junior Sprint Champion John Paul at the event at the Bremen Arena in Germany.

The trio will be joined by Olympic Development Programme endurance riders Zac May and Chris Lawless.

The 49th edition of the event, which runs from today until January 15, will give the quintet the opportunity to stake a claim for a place in the senior team which was so successful in London last year.

Heading up the team off the track will be Olympic Development Programme endurance coach Matt Winston and Great Britain assistant national sprint coach Jon Norfolk, a former British national keirin champion.