Callum Skinner set for GB team in Caribbean

Callum Skinner won four gold medals at the British Championships last month

Callum Skinner won four gold medals at the British Championships last month

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Capital cyclist Callum Skinner has been rewarded for his multiple title haul at the British Championships with selection for next week’s UEC European Track Championships – taking place in the Caribbean.

The 22-year-old Rigmar Racers rider landed an unprecedented tally of four gold medals in Manchester last month, taking the honours in impressive fashion in the kilometre time trial, Keirin, individual sprint and team sprint.

Skinner, who is now based at the British Cycling headquarters in Manchester, has been listed in a three-man sprint group alongside Englishman Matt Crampton and Welsh rider Lewis Oliva for the championships which will be contested at the Baie Mahault track on the French island of Guadeloupe from October 15-19.

The trio will compete in the team sprint and individual events, although their racing programme will not be decided until nearer the time.

Also making the trip as part of a Great Britain team of 15 and featuring in the five woman endurance group will be former City of Edinburgh rider Katie Archibald, a member of the current world title winning team pursuit squad, gold medallist in the individual sprint at the British Championships and a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in the points race.