City of Edinburgh’s cycling sprint star John Paul launches his bid for World Junior Championship glory in Moscow tomorrow.
The 18-year-old, who landed gold medals in the individual sprint and the Keirin at last month’s Euro- pean competition in Portugal, takes to the track for sprint qualifying tomorrow morning, and will be followed by the early knockout rounds which will be contested throughout the day. The semi- finals and medal deciders will take place on Saturday.
Paul, who is also set to contest the Keirin on Sunday, is part of a British squad of only three riders that has made the trip.
Meanwhile, Capital rider Evan Oliphant and Livingston’s Callum Wilkinson are also in action overseas tomorrow when they compete in the 202.4 kilometre Dutch Food Valley Classic.
The pair line up for Endura Racing alongside Alexandre Blain, Dave Clarke, Maarten De Jonge, Rob Hayles, James Moss and Ian Wilkinson.
They will face a stiff test against a 120-strong field that includes teams from ProTour outfits, Rabobank, Omega Pharma-Lotto, Vacansoleil and Quick Step
The race forms part of a busy racing programme for the West Lothian-based team, with the riders targeting selection for next month’s Tour of Britain.