Golden girl Laura Trott will compete in the first-ever Otley women’s grand prix next month.

Trott who won gold medals in the team pursuit and omnium at the London Olympics, will be the star attraction on July 3.

And she is set for a rematch with Hannah Barnes who beat her in a controversial end to the recent London Nocturne race.

Laura Trott, who finished second in a photo finish, was originally awarded victory after Barnes was demoted a place for dangerous riding.

She had raised her arms in triumph as she crossed the finish and this was deemed to be dangerous riding.

There was massive support for Barnes on Twitter and even Trott admitted that her opponent had won the race.

Eventually British Cycling reviewed the decision and reduced the punishment to a reprimand as they awarded Barnes the race, “It sets it up nicely for the rematch,” said Otley race director Giles Pidcock.

“It is great for us that it will be taking place on the streets of Otley and it is particularly pleasing that it will take place in our first-ever ladies race.

“It is going to be a great way to start the evening’s racing. The ladies grand prix is the first event at 6pm and I am sure it will be a good race.”

Twenty-one-year old Trott shot to prominence at the Olympics last summer and is, along with Otley’s Lizzie Armitstead, one of the faces of women’s cycling.

Like Armitstead, Trott has enjoyed success on both track and road, she is now an instantly recognisable figure and it says much for the status of the Otley race that she is heading a 50-strong field.

The rematch with Barnes could well be the highlight of this year’s DM Keith Skoda Otley Cycle Races.

It is a pity that Armitstead is unlikely to be able to join the battle on the streets of her own town.

The organisers would dearly love to have Armitstead racing but her commitments with her professional team look set to rule out that prospect.

It is understood that there are sponsors prepared to pay her airfare to get her home for the race if it were possible for her to compete.

Pidcock said: “It was in response to Lizzie’s plea after she won her Olympic silver medal to improve the profile of women’s racing that we launched our race, “She has been a wonderful supporter of ours down the years and we know that she will be delighted to see a women’s grand prix being raced at Otley.

“I am sure it will prove to be a success and we have certainly struck lucky with Trott and Barnes going head to head again.