Katie Archibald to lead Great Britain at Track World Cup in Glasgow

Archibald will lead a 32 strong Team GB alongside fellow Olympic champion Dame Laura Kenny.

Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald to lead Great Britain Cycling Team at UCI Track World Cup in Glasgow SNS Group

Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald will lead the Great Britain Cycling Team at this month’s Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup in Glasgow.

Archibald will team up with fellow Olympic champion Dame Laura Kenny, after securing Madison gold in Toyko last year.

Paisley’s Jack Carlin will also be in the squad, following on from his first Olympic Games in which he won a team sprint silver and individual sprint bronze.

Carlin is fine form after securing a hat-trick of sprint titles at last month’s British National Track Championships in Newport.

Speaking on the announcement of the team, Archibald said: “I’ve got so many great memories of riding and competing in Glasgow and it’s always brilliant to ride in front of family and friends, particularly after the challenges that covid has created for sport over the past couple of years.

“I was pleased with my form off the back of the Tokyo Olympics last year, but we’re into a new season and new demands.

“I’ve unfortunately kicked it off with a back injury, but I’m still very motivated to be in the best shape I can for the UCI Track Nations Cup.

“It will all lead into the Birmingham Commonwealth Games this summer and the world championships in Scotland next summer before we know it, so I want to make the most of each step along the way.”

The UCI Track World Cup will take place at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome from the 21st – 24th of April.

Great Britain Cycling Team squad:

Men’s endurance:

  • Dan Bigham
  • Josh Charlton
  • Kian Emadi
  • Josh Giddings
  • Oscar Nilson-Julien
  • Charlie Tanfield
  • Josh Tarling
  • Will Tidball
  • Ethan Vernon
  • Matt Walls
  • Ollie Wood

Men’s sprint:

  • Jack Carlin
  • Ali Fielding
  • Hayden Norris
  • Ryan Owens
  • Joe Truman
  • Hamish Turnbull

Women’s endurance:

  • Katie Archibald
  • Megan Barker
  • Ella Barnwell
  • Neah Evans
  • Dame Laura Kenny
  • Maddie Leech
  • Sophie Lewis
  • Jess Roberts

Women’s sprint:

  • Lauren Bate
  • Lauren Bell
  • Sophie Capewell
  • Iona Moir
  • Blaine Ridge Davis
  • Lusia Steel
  • Milly Tanner