Jon Mould to ride for Wales at Track World Cup

Jon Mould wins selection for Team Wales

Welsh Cycling has announced JLT Condor’s Jon Mould has been selected to represent Wales/Team USN at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling Cup series in Los Angeles, USA 25 – 26 February.

Jon Mould is returning from a block of training on the road in Australia and New Zealand with JLT Condor where he won a stage of the New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Cycling - NZ Cycle Classic, 25 January 2017
Jonathan Mould (JLT Condor) wins stage four of the NZ Cycle Classic UCI Oceania Tour in Wairarapa, New Zealand

Mould was selected alongside Lewis Oliva, Rachel James and National Time Trial Champion, Sam Harrison.

Jon Mould will ride in the Scratch race, and will be joined by Sam Harrison for the Madison event. Both events aid qualification for the Commonwealth Games and future World Cup track events.

Welsh Cycling’s Performance Director Matt Cosgrove said:

“We are now a year away from the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The World Cup provides us with an opportunity to compete against world class competition, and determine how the riders have progressed through the winter.”

Jon Mould is a multiple track champion and a bunch race specialist, he’s represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games and finished on the podium at several World Cup and European Championships.

After taking time out from the track following the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Jon Mould has his set his sights on the boards, his long term goal is to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

“The Commies are a massive aim for me, I had a good year in 2014, but I was ill just before racing and it didn’t go to plan at all. I really want to win a medal for Wales.” – Jon Mould

Event website: http://trackworldcupla.com/

Selected schedule:
Saturday 25th February – Times shown at PT (GMT -8)

15.00 – 15.30 – Mens Scratch Race Qualification Heat 1 & 2
19.00 – 20.00 – Mens Scratch Race Finale

Sunday 26th February
20.00-21.00 – Mens Madison Race

Watch it:
Racing action will be streamed live on the UCI Official YouTube Channel and is available worldwide:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ucichannel

About Wales/Team USN: Wales is recognised as a region of Great Britain by cycling’s governing body, the UCI. There is a cap on the number of riders a nation or team can enter into UCI Track World Cup events. Welsh Cycling has entered a trade team to the series known as Team USN to ensure Welsh riders can compete and gain qualification points for the Commonwealth Games.

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