Milngavie’s Katie on track for Team GB cycling success

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A promising young cyclist has made her mark on the international stage after a phenomenal start to the new season.

Katie Archibald(19), from Milngavie, took part in the European team pursuit championship in October in Apeldoorn, Holland, after Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell pulled out.

She helped the team win gold, breaking a world record in the process.

The former Glasgow Academy pupil has since moved to Manchester and is now part of the Team GB training squad.

In September this year she won silver in the Belgian Open individual pursuit race and the British Championships.

And in October she won gold in the Scottish Championships and recorded a new Scottish record in the individual pursuit race.

Graham Cockburn, from Glasgow Nightingale Cycling Club, said: “Katie was going to join our club a couple of years ago but is now at a totally different level, cycling with the likes of Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott. I am not saying she will reach the next Olympics, but she is certainly knocking at the door”

At the moment Katie is in Mexico competing in one of the World Cup team events with Team GB.

She will then head out to Lanzarote where she will train with 2012 Paralympic gold medal winner Sarah Storey.