Laura Trott has Commonwealth Games in her sights - then it's on to streets of London (From Ealing Times)
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Laura Trott has Commonwealth Games in her sights - then it's on to streets of London
DOUBLE Olympic champion Laura Trott is determined to right the wrongs of Delhi four years ago after being named in the Team England cycling squad for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Trott, then 18 and new to the international stage, performed well in India, where she finished seventh in the pursuit and ninth in both the points and scratch races.
Now, she wants to add to her bulging collection of medals.
Glasgow is high on Trott’s list of objectives for 2014.
“Winning gold at the Commonwealths wouldn't compare to the Olympics as that is the pinnacle of our sport, but it would probably come second to it,” she said.
“The Commonwealth Games come around every four years, which makes it more important than a World Championships as they are every year.
"I don't know what I will be competing in yet. It might be the road but I am not 100 per cent sure.
“I would love to play a supporting role to Lizzie Armistead, but I don’t know if this’ll be the case. “There are not that many English riders who could do that role so maybe they will ask Lizzie who she wants to support her.”
Trott’s love for a home crowd is evident in another event that is high on her agenda this summer – the second-running of the Prudential RideLondon, an event in which she sprinted to victory ahead of Hannah Barnes in the inaugural Women's Grand Prix in 2013.
Trott, 21, finished a bike length in front of her rival in the 15-lap criterium event, held over a 1.3-mile street circuit in the capital.
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