Joe Truman secures prized place in British Cycling Senior Academy

Joe Truman. Picture: Luke Webber/Revolution Series
Joe Truman. Picture: Luke Webber/Revolution Series
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Joe Truman has been named in the British Cycling Senior Academy for 2015-16.

The i-Team rider, from Petersfield, is among 29 talents who will embark on the latest stage of the newly-restructured performance pathway.

Success in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is the long-term goal for the young guns.

Truman, who is one of four track sprinters named in the squad, will now undergo a two-week boot camp in Manchester, where the academy is based.

It has also been confirmed the group will have access to a European training base in Montichiari, Italy from January.

Great Britain Cycling Team performance pathway manager Ian Yates said: ‘We have selected a strong squad of riders this year.

‘The competition for selection is one of the toughest we have ever had and we had to make some really difficult decisions to decide who made it on to the academy.

‘We’ll now be taking the riders through boot camp – an on-boarding programme designed to get them up to speed with what’s expected of them as part of the Great Britain Cycling Team.

‘For many of them it will be a chance to introduce them properly to Manchester, and get familiar with their new surroundings.

‘For the Great Britain Cycling Team to continue to be successful we need to have competition for places and a consistent stream of talented young riders coming through the pathway.

‘We’re very confident there is a huge amount of potential in this group and the future of the Great Britain Cycling Team is looking very bright.’