Sarah Hammer headlines US team for track cycling worlds

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Olympic silver medalist Sarah Hammer will go for her third world title in the omnium while anchoring the U.S. women's pursuit team at the track cycling world championships.

Hammer was part of a nine-member team announced Tuesday that will compete in London from March 2-6.

She'll be joined by Chloe Dygert, Kelly Catlin, Jennifer Valente and Ruth Winder in the team pursuit. Catlin and Valente will also compete in the individual pursuit, with Valente taking a shot at the scratch race. Kim Geist will compete in the women's points race.

Absent from the men's squad is Bobby Lea, an automatic nominee for the scratch race who is barred from competing due to a doping violation. Lea is appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Jake Duehring will race the men's omnium and scratch race with Matt Baranoski competing in the keirin and Ian Holt in the points race.