Katie Archibald – remember the name
Britain’s newest track cycling star Katie Archibald continued to underline her sensational ability on the track with another strong showing over the weekend.
The 19-year-old Scot, who signed with British Cycling last month, slotted almost seamlessly in the women’s team pursuit two weeks ago as they won European gold in record-breaking time.
This time representing her trade team, City of Edinburgh, Archibald – pink hair, lip piercing and all – showed she cares little for the reputation of her rivals to produce a strong ride in the scratch race.
After Mexican Sofia Arreola stole a lap on the others, Archibald led the chase off the front of a group that included Britain’s Dani King, Italian star Giorgia Bronzini, and Australia’s Georgia Baker.
And her attack proved to be timed to perfection – rejoining the bunch in time to latch on to King’s wheel before earning a silver medal in the sprint finish.