Welwyn Wheelers’ delight as Laura Trott becomes their third Olympian

11:45 21 June 2012

Laura Trott in action at London Olympic Velodrome. Picture by OP Photographic/Paul Sanwell.

Laura Trott in action at London Olympic Velodrome. Picture by OP Photographic/Paul Sanwell.

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WELWYN Wheelers’ chairman Peter Waghorn has hailed the club’s third Olympian, Laura Trott.

The 20-year-old omnium and team pursuit world champion was last week confirmed in Team GB’s cycling squad for London 2012.

She becomes the WGC club’s third Olympian following in the footsteps of Chris Church and Brendan McKeown who represented the nation at Olympic Games in the 1960s.

Mr Waghorn told the WHT: “Welwyn Wheelers are absolutely delighted that Laura Trott will be riding in the London Olympics.

“She becomes the third Welwyn Wheeler to become an Olympian after Chris Church and Brendan McKeown in the 1960s - no mean feat for a local cycling club which is devoted to organising and promoting the sport.”

Laura was made a life member of Welwyn Wheelers two years ago in recognition of becoming the World Junior Omnium Track Champion.

She started her cycling career as a 10-year-old with the Gosling Sports Park-based-club and has progressed through youth and junior racing to the pinnacle of the GB world scene and is now based at the Manchester Velodrome with the GB Sky funded squad.

Mr Waghorn, added: “We are very proud of her achievements and sincerely hope that an Olympic medal will shortly be forthcoming.”

Trott was named in the squad alongside the likes of Beijing Olympic Games triple gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, road race world champion Mark Cavendish and Olympic road race champion Nicole Cooke.

Hertfordshire’s Trott has already enjoyed a fantastic year on the track.

The 20-year-old won gold at the World Championships in Melbourne earlier this year in the team pursuit and omnium.

Those medals were added to the European and World team pursuit title and European omnium crown she claimed in 2011.

All at Welwyn Wheelers, and the rest of the region, will now be hoping she can bring an Olympic medal back to Hertfordshire.

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