Cyclist Katie Archibald on track for Commonwealth Games

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Cyclist Katie Archibald has proven herself on the track and wants to show she’s queen of the road before the Commonwealth Games.

The world champion (20) has come from relative obscurity to call herself a European and world team pursuit gold medallist in less than a year and is pretty confident of a Glasgow games place.

The Milngavie cyclist is competing in the British team in the inaugural Women’s Tour from Oundle to Bury St Edmunds, which started on Wednesday and finishes this Sunday.

Although she is not riding for victory herself, Archibald wants to prove how good she can be on the road by helping two-time world junior champion Lucy Garner to success.

Archibald said: “I feel confident of making the Commonwealth squad but you’ve always got to be cautious because you never know.

“I feel like I’m on track with my training but the women’s tour is a pretty big deal, so it’s really great to be a part of that and have the chance to play my part.

“I love being on the track but there is a huge motivation to go there and do well and to help get a result for Lucy .”

The cyclist is helped through the SSE Next Generation Programme with SportsAid, which supports the sporting stars in the run up to the Glasgow 2014 games and beyond.