Katie Archibald: Track Champions League 'super important' for Olympics preparation

Olympic Madison champion looking to hone racecraft this autumn, but says she still gets nervous

Katie Archibald with her arms aloft at the 2022 Track Champions League
(Image credit: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald has said the upcoming season of the UCI Track Champions League is “super important” in her preparation for next year’s Paris Olympics. 

The 29-year-old will join 17 other riders in the women’s endurance events for the new season, which opens in Palma, Mallorca this Saturday. 

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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.