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Five-star GB team heading to Track Championships

Jason Kenny was part of the team with Hindes and Skinner who won an Olympic medal. Credit: PA

Five Olympic champions have been named in the Great Britain team for the European Track Championships in Berlin later this month.

Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Steven Burke, Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner have been named in the 18-rider squad for the event from October 18 to 22.

Eleanor Dickinson, Emily Kay and Manon Lloyd join Olympic team pursuit gold medallists Archibald and Barker in the women's endurance squad.

Kian Emadi, Chris Latham, Andy Tennant, Mark Stewart and Ollie Wood team up with Burke in the men's endurance squad.

Hindes and Skinner, who won team sprint gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics, will compete in the men's sprint group along with Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens and Joe Truman.

British Cycling head coach Iain Dyer said: "We've selected a strong squad for the UEC European Track Championships with the aim of starting the season with some good performances.

"I'm looking forward to seeing the level of progression shown in training replicated under major competition conditions across the squad in what marks the beginning of the 2017/18 season for the track team."