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Jersey BMX star joins first GB world class programme

Coleborn was nominated for 2017 Betway Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year. Credit: ITV

Jersey-born rider Alex Coleborn has been accepted onto the Great Britain Cycling Team's first ever BMX Freestyle Park world class programme.

With the sport set to debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, British Cycling is investing in a six-strong squad to target medal success at the Games.

It follows a selection camp held in the USA earlier this year and strong performances in global events.

Coleborn, who is now based in Corby, won a silver medal at the inaugural UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in China in 2017.

We have been progressing our BMX Freestyle Park plans at a rapid rate over the past few months and I’m really pleased that we are now quickly developing a structure to fulfil our Olympic ambitions. We have identified who we believe to be the most talented BMXers in the country and I’m pleased we are able to offer them support through the programme to help progress their development.

– Stephen Park, Performance Director, British Cycling