Cycling - Dibben surprised by Track World Cup selection

Jon Dibben was surprised as anyone to be chosen for the Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow and has taken measures to ensure he does not waste the chance.

Cycling - Dibben surprised by Track World Cup selection

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The velodrome at the London Olympic site in Stratford in east London

The 18-year-old was chosen as part of Britain's 15-strong team, which includes seven Olympic champions, for the second of three World Cups this season after a breakthrough September.

First Dibben finished fifth in the junior road race at the World Championships in the Netherlands and then was selected onto the British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme in Manchester.

A matter of days later he claimed four medals at the British Track Championships before moving to Manchester as part of the Olympic Academy and hearing about his Glasgow ride.

Although not specified, Dibben has been selected for the endurance events in Scotland and has been picking the brains of teammates Andy Tennant and Steven Burke in order to be up to speed.

"I was aiming to complete training and get used to the Academy lifestyle," said Dibben. "I did not think my first World Cup selection would come so soon.

"But coming in post-Olympics at a time when Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh have gone onto road when Ed Clancy is riding with the sprint squad, that has left three places open and it's good for the Academy.

"It'll be interesting to see how I fair up in World Cup competition, I've ridden World Championships at a junior level, but seniors will be a massive step up.

"Andy Tennant and Steven Burke have been on my training sessions and I've learnt so much from them and Chris Newton and Dan Hunt.

"You learn so much, especially the little things. When Andy says something you know it's what you need to do, as long as you do what they say you'll get better."

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