'A personal best in Poland will be another step towards Tokyo', says Victoria Williamson on post crash comeback

The British sprinter is lifting heavier weights in the gym than before her 2016 crash

British sprinter Victoria Williamson says she is heading to the Track Cycling World Championships in Poland with no set expectations, but hasn't ruled out a personal best.

It will be the 25-year-olds first Word Championships since her horrific crash at the 2016 Rotterdam Six Day event, where she collided with Dutch rider Elis Ligtlee, sustaining injuries which brought her close to paralysis.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.