Laura Kenny pulls out of Track World Championships omnium

Katie Archibald will step up to ride the women's omnium for Great Britain at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships as Kenny suffers a loss in form

Laura Kenny, Great Britain Cycling Team 2019. Picture by

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Laura Kenny has pulled out of the women's omnium today, citing the loss of form that saw her struggle through the team pursuit rounds yesterday.

"I am absolutely gutted to announce that I won’t be riding in the omnium at the World Championships today," she announced on her Instagram feed this morning

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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.