Katie Archibald to miss 2016 Track World Championships in London
|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."
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.
|Date (times GMT)||Programme||Coverage|
|Wed, 2 Mar (19:30-21:30)||Men's and women's team sprints, plus the women's individual pursuit||BBC Red Button & online|
|Thu, 3 Mar (19:00-21:00)||Four world titles are up for grabs, including the men's team pursuit||BBC Two & online|
|Fri, 4 Mar (19:00-20:30)||Four more golds to be decided, including the women's team pursuit||BBC Two (not in Scotland, Wales or NI) & online|
|Fri, 4 Mar (20:30-21:30)||see above||BBC Red Button & online|
|Fri, 4 Mar (19:00-22:00)||Four world titles on offer, including the women's team pursuit||BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & online|
|Sat, 5 Mar (19:00-21:00)||Men's sprint final||BBC Red Button & online|
|Sun, 6 Mar (14:00-18:00)||The women's omnium and men's madison decided||BBC Two & online|