England name Commonwealth Games cycling team for Gold Coast
By Adam Lindsay
Last Updated: 04/04/18 6:16pm
Cycling world champions Emily Nelson, Charlie Tanfield, Ethan Hayter and Kian Emadi have all been named in England’s team for the Commonwealth Games.
The quartet, who all won gold at last month's UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, are part of the 27-rider squad who will compete on Australia's Gold Coast in April.
Two-time Olympic team sprint champion Philip Hindes is also named in the group, while double Commonwealth champions Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott will defend their para-cycling titles.
Olympic gold medallists Jason Kenny and Laura Kenny and defending Commonwealth road-race champion Lizzie Deignan have all decided not to take part.
Only five of the squad have previous Commonwealth Games experience across track cycling, para-cycling, road cycling and mountain bike disciplines.