City of Edinburgh cyclist Katie Archibald will make her first World Cup appearance for Great Britain at next month’s World Cup second round in Mexico after earning a rapid reward for her stunning performance in the opening round of the four leg competition.
The 20-year-old is still a relative novice in track cycling having only made her debut in the Meadowbank National Track League with the Edinburgh Racers kids club two seasons ago. However, she has made spectacular progress since then and made her Great Britain debut at the European Championships in The Netherlands last month, when she was part of the victorious world-record breaking women’s team pursuit squad.
And she landed two medals – silver in the points race and bronze in the individual pursuit – at the opening round in Manchester while competing for the trade team Braveheart Cycling.
Those performances have marked Archibald down as a rising star, helping her to secure a professional contract for the coming season and a place alongside Elinor Barker, Dani King, Jo Rowsell and Laura Trott in the endurance group of a 16-strong British squad for the next leg of the competition, which takes place in Aguascalientes, north central Mexico from December 5-7.