Scots Katie Archibald and Callum Skinner in GB Olympic team

Katie Archibald won bronze for Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. 

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Katie Archibald won bronze for Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Jane Barlow
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Scots Katie Archibald and Callum Skinner have been named in the Great Britain cycling team for the Olympic Games in Rio.

Archibald, 22, from Milngavie, will be part of the women’s track squad after recovering from serious knee and arm injuries sustained in a 70mph motorbike crash last December.

Callum Skinner is in the GB men's track team for the Rio Olympics.  Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Callum Skinner is in the GB men's track team for the Rio Olympics. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Skinner, 23, is in the men’s track squad.

The duo will both be competing for the first time at an Olympic Games.

Gary Coltman, head of performance at Scottish Cycling, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Katie and Callum on being selected to compete for Great Britain in their first Olympic Games.

“They have worked extremely hard and remained focused on achieving Olympic success for a long time - and selection is well deserved.

“I am confident they will do both Scotland and Great Britain extremely proud and on behalf of Scottish Cycling I wish them all the very best for a success in Rio.”

Joining the Scots pair in the team are some stellar names including seven-time Olympic medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell Shand.

Former world champion and 26-time Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish also returns to the Olympic boards after competing at Beijing 2008. Jason Kenny, Ed Clancy, Phillip Hindes, Steven Burke and Welshman Owain Doull making up the remainder of the men’s track team.

World champions Becky James, Elinor Barker, Katy Marchant and Ciara Horne complete the women’s track squad.

Team GB cycling squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Men’s track

Jason Kenny, 28, hometown Bolton

Phillip Hindes, 23, Manchester

Callum Skinner, 23, Glasgow

Bradley Wiggins, 36, London

Mark Cavendish, 31, Douglas

Owain Doull, 23, Cardiff

Steven Burke, 28, Burnley

Ed Clancy, 31, Barnsley

Women’s track

Rebecca James, 24, Abergavenny

Katy Marchant, 23, Leeds

Laura Trott, 24, Harlow

Katie Archibald, 22, Milngavie

Joanna Rowsell Shand, 27, Carshalton

Elinor Barker, 21, Cardiff

Ciara Horne, 26, Harrow

Men’s road

Geraint Thomas, 30, Cardiff

Chris Froome, 31, Nairobi

Adam Yates, 23, Bury

Peter Kennaugh, 27, Douglas

Ian Stannard, 29, Chelmsford

Women’s road

Lizzie Armitstead, 27, Otley

Emma Pooley, 33, Wandsworth

Nikki Harris, 29, Draycott

Men’s BMX

Liam Phillips, 27, Taunton

Kyle Evans, 22, Wigan

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