JUST a month into her new life as a full-time cyclist, Stirling’s Jenny Holl will be looking to make her mark on the global stage as she makes her TISSOT UCI Track World Cup debut.

The event returns to Manchester, this weekend, for the first time in four years and Holl is one of just five female British Cycling Senior Academy riders to have been picked to ride.

As the host nation, British Cycling have the opportunity to field two squads in the second round of the global series.

Holl will race in the colours of Team Breeze, the outfit set up to help develop Britain’s young female riders, as they contest the team pursuit, on Saturday.

One of five riders hoping to make the final race quartet, Holl - just 18 - is struggling to anticipate what the experience will be like.

“I reckon I’ll be buzzing - I’ll try to stay calm but just think about the ride and get as good as we can,” she said.

“I’m quite excited, a bit nervous but I’m really looking forward to it - I think it will be good.

“When we found out in September who was coming to the World Cup, it was so exciting - I’ve never been so happy.”

Holl is no stranger to the big stage, however, having raced at two European and one World Junior Championships.

Her senior World Cup debut will be a step up from the experiences, with bumper crowds expected at the National Cycling Centre.

And she has already admitted to leaning on fellow Scot Katie Archibald for advice - although she was tight-lipped when questioned on the subject of said hints.

“Having been to those other championships helps with coming into the World Cup,” she added.

“I know how I cope with nerves now and it’s not like I’ve never done such a big competition. I know how to deal with things, which will make it a bit better, I think.

“We had a training session with Katie, yesterday, and she was just giving us tips about riding round the track.

“I’d never even thought of what she was saying and it was just so helpful - it was great.

“There are only a limited number of riders who can go to each race so you need to learn from other people - not just what you’re doing yourself - to make sure you progress to being one of those riders who is going to the big events.”

  • On November 10-12, incredible riders like Jenny Holl will compete on the Manchester Velodrome in one of the most anticipated events on the track cycling calendar.
  • Tickets for the event can be pruchased at trackworldcup.co.uk/tickets