'It was close' - Katie Archibald throws down gauntlet with victory in Track Champions League opener

Olympic ace takes series lead after first round in Mallorca

Katie Archibald celebrating a race win
(Image credit: Simon Wilkinson\SWpix.com)

Katie Archibald fist pumped the air when she realised she had taken the lead of the women’s endurance table on the opening night of the UCI Track Champions League

The Brit finished second in the scratch race on Saturday evening, and later won the elimination race with an incisive move under Norway’s Anita Stenberg.  

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.