Katie Archibald wins British cycling bronze

Cyclist Katie Archibald pictured in 2012
Cyclist Katie Archibald pictured in 2012
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City of Edinburgh cyclist Katie Archibald won the first Scottish medal of the weekend when she snapped up the bronze in last night’s 3-kilometre individual pursuit at the British Track Championships in Manchester.

The 19-year-old British junior champion clocked a personal best in qualifying and that was good enough to earn a spot in the third-place decider, with Olympic gold medallists Dani King and eventual winner Laura Trott the only two riders to go quicker. And, although slightly slower in her second ride, Archibald was good enough to see off Elinor Barker – the world junior time trial champion – to clinch the bronze.

Callum Skinner was edged out of the medals in the kilometre time trial. His personal best of 1 minute 3.130 seconds left him fourth behind Kian Emadi, Ed Clancy and Matthew Crampton. Skinner’s City of Edinburgh team-mate Bruce Croall also produced a personal best of 1:3.444 to take fifth spot.

Clancy capped off his night with gold in the points race with Capital riders James McCallum and Evan Oliphant 10th and 11th respectively.