Callum Skinner in GB squad for Dundenhofen GP

Callum Skinner. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Callum Skinner. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

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Capital cyclist Callum Skinner will be back in the saddle today for the Dundenhofen Grand Prix in Germany.

Skinner, who celebrated his 23rd birthday last week, will compete in the individual sprint against a strong field that includes riders from Brazil, Switzerland, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and several of the host nation’s leading riders.

Stefan Boetticher, Max Levy and Robert Foerstermann will be among the home contingent looking to see off their Scottish rival who confirmed his good current form with a win at the Revolution meeting in Derby earlier this month.

Skinner, who is joined in the Great Britain selection for the sprint events by Englishman Matt Crampton, is also expected to compete in the Keirin tomorrow.

A squad of 11 British competitors is making the trip, among them the former City of Edinburgh rider Katie Archibald who will compete in the women’s endurance events, and Mark Cavendish who is seeking results that will boost his chances of competing on the track at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio.