NEWPORT cyclist Jon Mould is in action in the third round of the UCI Track World Cup in Mexico this week.
The 21-year-old, recently crowned British madison champion with Leicester’s George Atkins, is part of Team USN alongside Atkins and fellow Welsh riders Elinor Barker, Amy Rob-erts and Ciara Horne.
The action kicks off tomorrow at the Velodromo Bicentenario, Aguascalientes, with Team USN featuring in the women’s team pursuit, men’s omnium and the points race.
Mould competes over two days in the omnium while Barker, Roberts and Horne go in the team pursuit.
Head coach Darren Tudor is looking for improvement from all team members in Aguascalientes.
He said: “The team pursuit girls were looking for gradual improvement between each Track World Cup this season, but with some of the team being ill prior to Glasgow we were unable to compete at round two.
“However, Elinor Barker stepped up to compete with Great Britain in Glasgow and now we are looking for the team to reunite and perform well in Mexico after a good block of training over Christmas and the New Year in preparation for the competition.”
Mould will be competing in the omnium for the first two days of the event.
He secured a bronze medal in the points race in Colombia, but had to pull out of the omnium event due to illness.
In Glasgow he finished 10th in the scratch race and experienced the individual pursuit.
“Jon needs to make an improvement in the individual timed events in the omnium, and get the most out of the bunch races,” said Tudor.
“He had good form at the recent Madison Champion-ships where he won with George Atkins, and both will compete together in Mexico. For Jon, Mexico provides more experience of racing at world level and a chance to improve on his results.”
Horne will compete in the individual pursuit on the second day of competition and Mould will return to the track on the final day on Saturday with Atkins to compete in the madison.