Bobsleigh & Skeleton: Welsh quartet named in World Cup squads

Bruce Tasker was part of Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh which missed out on a medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Bruce Tasker was part of Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh which missed out on a medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Bruce Tasker, Ben Simons and Mica Moores have been named in Great Britain's Bobsleigh squads for this season's World Cup

Tenby-born Tasker, 29, who competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, has been named a lead pilot in the 12-strong squad.

Brakeman Simons, 29, is a former sprinter who was previously Welsh 60m champion.

Welsh sprinter Moores has been included in the women's squad.

The 23-year-old represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and will continue her athletics career in the summer.

Laura Deas, from Wrexham, has been included in the Skeleton World Cup squad.

The 28-year-old won her maiden World Cup race in the opening race of the 2015-16 season in Altenberg, Germany.

The first Skeleton and Bobsleigh World Cup event of the season takes place in Whistler, Canada, from 2-3 December.

The World Championships are set to take place in Sochi, Russia, from 16-25 February, 2017.

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