British medals flowing on World Championship Cycling Track

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World Champion - Katie Archibald wins the Women's Omnium at Roubaix 2021. Photo credit: Team GB / British Cycling

The British medal haul has been flowing on the World Championship Cycling Track with Ethan Hayter winning gold in the omnium and Katie Archibald winning gold in the women’s.

In August, Katie Archibold became Olympic madison champion alongside Laura Kenny at the Tokyo Games before securing three gold medals at the European Championships in Switzerland earlier this month.

Speaking after winning the World Championship title Archibold said:

“I turned up pretty nervous. I saw the other riders in the scratch race and the elimination and thought ‘gee, they look fast’.

“Especially with the qualifiers, it was like a nice warm-up for the event, and when you have the first event go well, like I did with the scratch race, it gives you more confidence to race aggressively as you go through the day.”

The 27-year-old’s victory adds to the success in what has been a superb 2021 for British track cycling.

Archibold and Neah Evans also brought home bronze in the women’s Madison and there was a hat trick of bronzes for Team GB at the Track World Championships last night in the men’s Team Pursuit. Ethan Vernon, Charlie Tanfield, Ethan Hayter and Ollie Wood beat Denmark by two seconds, as Italy took gold from hosts France.

In fact GB won both the men’s and women’s team pursuit bronze-medal races.

Lauren Batee, Sophie Capewell, M Tanner and Blaine Ridge Davis brought home bronze for GB in the Women’s Sprint.

World Champ – Ethan Hayter winning gold in the omnium last night. Photo credit: Team GB

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