Katie Archibald column: Disaster and then luck in Madison during Six Day London

“‘OK’ is a label I’ve learnt is awarded to those who escape death — a cousin of ‘it could have been a lot worse’”

Katie Archibald.

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Olympic and world champion, Katie Archibald got into cycling after winning handicap races on a Highland Games grass track. She writes a column for Cycling Weekly each week

I’m writing this on the last day of Six Day London. Bagged myself a win in the omnium last night (a pleasurable experience, of course, but also a mild relief when you’re in rainbow stripes) and today is Madison day. Slight hiccup: my Madison partner is on a train to Manchester. Can I stress again, Six Day ‘London’.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.