‘I’ve only had a few days to panic’: John Archibald on time trial selection for Yorkshire 2019 World Championships

The Brit has been called up to replace Geraint Thomas in the TT

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John Archibald has shared his nerves and excitement after he received a last-minute call up to replace Geraint Thomas in the World Championship time trial.

The British track specialist hasn’t raced an individual time trial since the 2019 National Championships in June, where he finished second, but will now be competing against the strongest testers in the world in Yorkshire.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.