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The guys from Huub/Wattbike representing Derbados are competing in Brisbane World Track Cup this week in Australia

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Britain’s leading international track trade team, Huub/Wattbike p/b Vita Coco representing Derbados (Derby) are competing in Brisbane World Track Cup this week in Australia.

They have all been furiously beavering away the past few weeks and the next few days will be the proof that the team is as good as it can possibly be. The team left in high spirits on Tuesday 3rd of December, giving them plenty of time to acclimatise having to do their training efforts” at 30+ degree C, (38 degrees today). For those that aren’t sure, Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of those in Britain.

The first two rounds of the Tissot UCI Track World Cup might not have gone exactly to plan, but Brisbane has always been the focus. Ashton Lambie is making his return from duties with USA Cycling. Form and morale are at an all-time high, and the guys are riding faster than they ever have before. If they put it all together on the track, they’ll do something very special for sure!

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Thoughts from the riders – “Going into your final UCI Track World Cup of the 2019/20 season, what’re your thoughts?”

John Archibald: “This Brisbane World Cup is going to be quick. There’s no easy route to the finals, but as a team we are riding faster than ever, and morale is high. One final “upgrade package” and who knows… maybe we’ll surprise everyone.”

Ashton Lambie: “It’s been a big year since winning London world cup with HUUB Wattbike, and I’m beyond stoked to be back to ripping it with these guys! After the disappointment of the last few World Cups, I’m excited to see what we can do down here in Brisbane!”

Will Perrett: “As the newest member of the team the previous world cups have been a massive learning opportunity. But now I feel comfortable competing at an international level. I want to strive in this environment and I’m ready to put in a big performance in Brisbane.”

Jonny Wale: “It’s very likely that the Brisbane World Cup will be the final World Cup I will ever ride. It’s common knowledge that I’m a massive fan of the sport, and as you can imagine, it’s been an absolute dream to race alongside my heroes. If you look back at our original outing as Team KGF back in 2017 it’s outrageous to see how far we’ve come and how much we’ve influenced the sport. It’s been one hell of a journey. But we’re not dead yet, still plenty of time to kill off some nations one last time!”

Dan Bigham: “It’s been some journey since we rocked up in Poland back in 2017, turned a few heads and ruffled a few feathers. I like to think we’re still the same, but we’ve stepped up so much in a little over two years. We’re professional and respected throughout track centre, with a huge thanks to all of our partners who have enabled us to be just that. It might be our last ever world cup, so we’re rolling out a big upgrade package and I’m determined to go out on a high.”

Race Schedule

13/12 Friday – TP Qualifying starting 12:42 (02:42 GMT)
13/12 Friday – TP Rounds starting 16:13 (06:13 GMT)
13/12 Friday – TP Finals starting 19:50 (09:50 GMT)



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