Burke’s cup bid

First published in Steven Burke

COLNE’S Olympic cycling medallist Steven Burke is hoping to breaking the four-minute barrier for the first time in his team pursuit career when he represents Great Britain at the Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester today.

Burke won bronze in the individual pursuit in Beijing but will only be competing in the team pursuit at the event, which started yesterday and is the first of a five-part series.

Burke, who will compete with Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas and Rob Hayles, told the Lancashire Telegraph: “We want to win and it would only be the second time I’ve won a World Cup event. We’re quite confident with the form we’re in and we want to keep on improving.

“This event is really important to me because we want to get under four minutes, which is something I’ve never done before.

“I had a break for a couple of weeks but I feel motivated again now. I like winning!”

The final will be shown on BBC Interactive from 7pm tonight.


Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree