Katie wins a silver in Milk Race

Katie Archibald, pictured at the Commonwealth Games
Katie Archibald, pictured at the Commonwealth Games

Glasgow Commonwealth bronze cycling medallist Katie Archibald scooped silver at The Milk Race in Nottingham on Monday.

The 21-year-old Milngavie athlete, who rides for the Pearl Izumi Sports Tour International team, was defending the Elite Women’s title she won last year, but was just pipped at the post by rival Laura Trott of Matrix Fitness - who won the Women’s Elite Race by just three thousandths of a second. In third place was Katie’s fellow team mate Katie Curtis.

The prestigious Milk Race took place around a 1.2km closed-road circuit in Nottingham city centre. Elite cyclists began their journey racing up Long Row, around Beast Market Hill, down Friar Lane and Spaniel Row, and across Castle Gate past the historic Nottingham Castle.

They then made their way back to the Old Market Square up Lister Gate, across St Peter’s Gate, along Bridlesmith Gate and back along Long Row to the finish line.

Around 100,000 spectators attended the event over the weekend. The tournament was brought back in 2013 by The Dairy Council after a 20 year hiatus.