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(2003 Web-site Archive)
Two more countries have announced their squads for the World Team Cup.
Wales will be selecting their team from a short list of 6 riders. The emerging Newport club supply the bulk of the squad, with promising youngsters Dale Clark and Nicky Evans gaining World Cup call ups for the first time. Veteran pair Colin Simmons and Dave Murphy (team manager) are both in there as well. Birmingham's Mark Winwood retains his place after a good performance in the recent Home International, with Horspath flyer Danny Harper likely to be the top Welsh rider in the event.
England manager Roger Ellis has announced his team, in their defence of the title won in Australia in 2001. Wednesfield's Lee Aris will captain the side, which has a distinctly youthful look to it. Teenagers Shaun Woodhouse of Southampton, the current World Junior Champion, and Darren Slater of Eaton, the current British U-16 Champion, will accompany current British Champion Gavin Wheeler of Southampton and defending World Champion Dave Hemsley of Poole.
The only country not to have announced their squad are Poland, and it is thought that team manager Dariusz Wychodil will make his selection after the individual Qualifying Rounds have taken place on the Friday of the Championships.
The World Championships will consist of a three day feast of Cycle Speedway racing over the weekend 1st - 3rd August, at both the Astley & Tyldesley and Bury tracks. Individual Qualifying Rounds will take place at both tracks on the Friday starting at 12 noon, with the action concentrated at Astley on the Saturday, featuring more Individual Qualifying Rounds from 10 am and the World Team Cup Final at 3 pm. Bury will host the racing on the Sunday which will see the Individual Semi-Finals held from 10 am and the World Individual Final at 3 pm concluding the weekend's racing.