John Archibald disappointed with track world championships debut

HUUB-Wattbike rider only qualifies in seventh place in the men's individual pursuit as Team Sky's Filippo Ganna sets a new fastest time at sea level.

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John Archibald could only manage seventh place in qualifying for the individual pursuit at his track worlds debut in Poland today. The Scot faded to a 4-14.7 minute ride, five seconds slower than the British record he set at the national champs in Manchester in January.

His ride was hotly anticipated after his 4-09 minute IP on his way to winning the national title just five weeks ago. But in the end he wasn't able to recreate that ride on the Pruszkow velodrome that has now seen some of the fastest pursuiting times in history set on it's boards.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.