Inside the secret race at the Track Champions League

Cycling Weekly's Tom Davidson lifts the lid on the private points contests ridden out of the spotlight

Katie Archibald riding alone on the track
(Image credit: SWPix)

British duo Mark Stewart and Katie Archibald won the last of a series of behind-closed-doors points races at the UCI Track Champions League in London last weekend. 

There were no flashing light displays, no frenzied crowds and no celebrations over the line. Events played out late in the afternoon in front of around 50 safety stewards, huddled together in the upper tier of the stands as they waited for the first spectators to arrive. 

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