'I'm horrendously competitive': Get to know GB track sprinter Sophie Capewell

Olympic hopeful tells Cycling Weekly about her cyclocross roots, wanting to be a scientist, and her proudest moment to date

Sophie Capewell riding in a flying 200m
(Image credit: SWPix)

Sophie Capewell is one of Great Britain's top track sprinters. She has won medals at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games, and is a multiple-time national champion. This summer, she is expected to make her Olympics debut. She sat down with Cycling Weekly to reflect on her cycling journey so far. 

Sophie Capewell in GB kit

(Image credit: SWPix)

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 


An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 


He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.