|Discipline Track & Road|
Height 1.78 m
Weight 67 kg
|Rider type Pursuit/Time trial|
Current team Scottish Cycling
Name Katie Archibald
|Born 12 March 1994 (age 21)St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, England (1994-03-12) |
2014 Madison Boot Out Breast Cancer Cycling Team
Similar People Elinor Barker, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott, Ciara Horne, Dani King
Laura trott backs katie archibald for national road championships time trial success
Katie Archibald, MBE (born 12 March 1994) is a Scottish racing cyclist, who currently rides on the track for Great Britain and the Scottish Cycling Braveheart.com team. A member of the Great Britain 2016 Olympic champion team in women's team pursuit, she is a former champion in the same event at both the World (2014) and European (2013, 2015) championships. Individually, Archibald has been European champion in the elimination race in 2015, in the omnium in 2016 and a three time European champion in the individual pursuit between 2014 and 2016. In 2017 she secured her first individual global title, winning the Omnium at the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
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- Early life and career
Interview with scottish cycling star katie archibald
Early life and career
Archibald attended The Glasgow Academy. She has a sporting background in swimming and took up cycling relatively late, taking it up competitively in 2011 on the grass track and in 2012 on hard track.
After spending 2012-2013 working in the family business (Archers Sleepcentre) as a telesales operator, she was recruited into British Cycling's Olympic Development Academy in November 2013.
Archibald made her Great Britain debut at the 2013 European Track Championships. Alongside Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker, she won the gold medal and broke the world record twice in the team pursuit.
At the 2013–14 Track World Cup first round in Manchester, while riding for the Scottish Braveheart team, Archibald claimed silver in the scratch race and bronze in the points race. Recalled to the Great Britain team for the 2013–14 Track World Cup second round in Aguascalientes, Archibald was part of the quartet that won gold and broke the world record again in the team pursuit competition.
She then became Scotland's first female track cycling world champion, when she was part of the team that won the team pursuit title at the 2014 World Track Championships. Archibald won the gold medal in the same event, and another in the individual pursuit, at the 2014 European Track Championships. Archibald represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014, as she claimed a bronze medal in the points race.
At the 2015 European Track Championships, Archibald became a triple European champion, retaining the team pursuit and individual pursuit titles she won in 2014, while adding the elimination race title.
Archibald returned to competition at the European Championships winning the omnium and for the third year in a row the pursuit and claimed the silver medal in the elimination race. At the Six days of London event, Archibald won eight of the ten races to secure the women's omnium title with 15 points. Archibald then returned to Glasgow for the World Cup event, where she partnered Manon Lloyd to win the Madison event, but broke her wrist in an early fall whilst changing with Lloyd. Archibald returned from injury to finish second at the Six Days of Berlin, and followed it up by winning four titles at the national championships. At the final of the Six Day series in Mallorca, Archibald finished runner up to her team pursuit team mate Elinor Barker. Archibald then capped her track season by winning her first individual world title in the Ominum.
Archibald was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to cycling.
Her road cycling team Podium Ambition, formerly Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, turned professional for the start of the 2016 UCI Women's World Tour. She, along with team-mates Sarah Storey and Joanna Rowsell, were the first riders to be named in the new line-up. Archibald joined Sheffield based Team WNT Pro Cycling for the 2017 season. During the 2017 season, Archibald finished third on stage three and four of the Semana Ciclista Valenciana. In the domestic Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series, Archibald won round 2 in Stoke-on-Trent and finished second in the opening event in Redditch. Archibald finished second in the national road race championship and third in the British time trial championships on the Isle of Man, before taking the circuit racing championship in Sheffield.