The Scots to watch as country hosts world's first cycling 'mega event'

More than 8,000 cyclists are set to participate in UCI World Cycling Championships across Scotland.

The UCI World Cycling Championships is under way after the ten-day event kicked off across the country on Thursday.

Events will see some of the world’s best cyclists compete across 13 contests in the ultimate tests of talent, tenacity and toughness.

More than 8,000 cyclists are set to participate in the contests, from August 3 to 13, at a variety of interesting and picturesque venues across the country.

Among them are some of Scotland’s finest with no fewer than 30 Scots selected for the Great Britain squad.

Katie Archibald MBE

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On the track, four-time world champion Kate Archibald MBE will be competing in her ninth UCI World Championships but the first to take place in her native Scotland and will be looking to regain the coveted rainbow jersey on her home track.

She will team up with the Neah Evans in the Team Pursuit – the Madison and omnium.

The Olympic champion has spoken of the grief she experienced after losing her partner Rab Wardell last year.

She told the BBC riding in Glasgow will have a meaning for her that it won’t for almost any other competitor.

Neil Fachie OBE

Team Scotland

Sixteen-time world champion Neil Fachie OBE will once again ride the tandem with pilot Mat Rotherham, the pair chasing yet more silverware.

Neah Evans

Team Scotland

Current world champion Neah Evans will team up with Archibald in the aforementioned Team Pursuit.

The Aberdonian will also be defending her Points Race title.

Ali Fielding

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Ali Fielding will take to the track in the Team Sprint.

Jack Carlin

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Paisley’s Jack Carlin claimed two medals at the Tokyo Olympics three years ago.

He will be looking for success in the sprint events.

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