Katie Archibald

Shane Sutton's take on Katie Archibald's impressive rise from promising teenager to European team pursuit champion last month illustrates how quickly life has changed for the Scottish rider.

"We dropped an Olympic champion [Dani King] to give her a ride in the qualifying round [at the Euros] and then dropped another Olympic champion [Joanna Rowsell] to give her a ride in the final," says Sutton.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.