Katie Archibald to miss 2016 Track World Championships in London

Britain's Katie Archibald
Kate Archibald won the team pursuit at the 2014 World Track Championships
2016 Track Cycling World Championships
Venue: Lee Valley VeloPark, London Dates: 2-6 March
Coverage: Live BBC coverage on TV, radio and online.

Katie Archibald will miss next week's Track World Championships in London because of a serious knee injury.

The 21-year-old reigning European champion was named in the British squad despite tearing a posterior cruciate ligament in December.

However, the GB medical team has advised the Scot to regain full fitness before August's Olympic Games in Rio.

"Rehab has been going really well but we were running out of time," said technical director Shane Sutton.

"I'm disappointed for Katie and disappointed for the team but the [team pursuit] squad has a lot of depth so we're still confident we can show the crowds something special in London next week.

"Katie is a world-class rider and a key member of the Great Britain cycling team. We'll miss her in London but she'll be back stronger than ever and ready for Rio."

GB squad

Women's sprint: Becky James, Katy Marchant, Jess Varnish.

Men's sprint: Matt Crampton, Phil Hindes, Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner.

Women's endurance: Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Emily Nelson, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Laura Trott.

Men's endurance: Steven Burke, Mark Cavendish, Ed Clancy, Jon Dibben, Owain Doull, Chris Latham, Andy Tennant, Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Schedule

Date (times GMT)ProgrammeCoverage
Wed, 2 Mar (19:30-21:30)Men's and women's team sprints, plus the women's individual pursuitBBC Red Button & online
Thu, 3 Mar (19:00-21:00)Four world titles are up for grabs, including the men's team pursuitBBC Two & online
Fri, 4 Mar (19:00-20:30)Four more golds to be decided, including the women's team pursuitBBC Two (not in Scotland, Wales or NI) & online
Fri, 4 Mar (20:30-21:30)see aboveBBC Red Button & online
Fri, 4 Mar (19:00-22:00)Four world titles on offer, including the women's team pursuitBBC Radio 5 live sports extra & online
Sat, 5 Mar (19:00-21:00)Men's sprint finalBBC Red Button & online
Sun, 6 Mar (14:00-18:00)The women's omnium and men's madison decidedBBC Two & online

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