Katie Archibald

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Katie Archibald
MBE
Katie Archibald - 2017 Tour Series (Motherwell, pre-race).jpg
Archibald in 2017
Personal information
Born (1994-03-12) 12 March 1994 (age 24)
St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, England
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight67 kg (148 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamWNT–Rotor Pro Cycling
DisciplineTrack & Road
RoleRider
Rider typePursuit/Time trial
Amateur team(s)
Team Thomsons Cycles
City of Edinburgh Racing Club[2]
Professional team(s)
2014–2016Madison–Boot Out Breast Cancer Care
2017Team WNT
2018–Wiggle High5

Katie Archibald, MBE (born 12 March 1994) is a British racing cyclist, who currently rides on the track for Great Britain and Scotland.[3] A member of the Great Britain 2016 Olympic champion team in women's team pursuit, she is a champion in the same event at both the World (2014) and European (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018) championships and world record holder. Individually, Archibald has been European champion in the elimination race in 2015, twice in the omnium in 2016 and 2017 and a four time European champion in the individual pursuit between 2014 and 2017. In 2017 she secured her first individual global title, winning the Omnium at the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and won a third world championship the following year when partnering Emily Nelson to win the Madison at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Her brother, John, is also a cyclist.[4] Both won medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games representing Scotland; Katie gold in the women's individual pursuit and John silver in the men's. She holds the women's British national record for the individual pursuit.

Early life and career[edit]

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.[2]

After spending 2012–2013 working in the family business (Archers Sleepcentre) as a telesales operator,[5] she was recruited into British Cycling's Olympic Development Academy in November 2013.[3]

Track[edit]

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.[6][7]

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.[8][9] Recalled to the Great Britain team for the 2013–14 Track World Cup second round in Aguascalientes,[10][11] Archibald was part of the quartet that won gold and broke the world record again in the team pursuit competition.[12][13]

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.[14][15] Archibald won the gold medal in the same event, and another in the individual pursuit, at the 2014 European Track Championships.[16][17] Archibald represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014, as she claimed a bronze medal in the points race.[18][19]

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.[20][21]

Winning gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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.[22][23][24] At the Six days of London event, Archibald won eight of the ten races to secure the women's omnium title with 15 points.[25][26] 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.[27][28] Archibald returned from injury to finish second at the Six Days of Berlin,[29][30] and followed it up by winning four titles at the national championships.[31] At the final of the Six Day series in Mallorca, Archibald finished runner up to her team pursuit team mate Elinor Barker.[32] Archibald then capped her track season by winning her first individual world title in the Ominum.[33]

Archibald retained her Individual Pursuit and Omnium titles at the European Championships and was also part of the team that took the silver medal in the team pursuit.[34][35][36]

Archibald was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to cycling.[37]

Road[edit]

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.[38][39] Archibald joined Sheffield based Team WNT Pro Cycling for the 2017 season.[40] During the 2017 season, Archibald finished third on stage three and four of the Semana Ciclista Valenciana.[41][42] 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.[43][44] Archibald finished second in the national road race championship and third in the British time trial championships on the Isle of Man,[45][46] before taking the circuit racing championship in Sheffield.[47]

For the 2018 season Archibald decided to join Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling.[48]

Major results[edit]

Track[edit]

Archibald at the 2015 UEC European Track Championships, where she won three gold medals.
2012
National Junior Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit
2nd Points race
2013
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships
International Belgian Open
1st Points Race
2nd Individual Pursuit
National Track Championships
2nd Madison (with Charline Joiner)
3rd Individual pursuit
UCI Track World Cup
1st Aguascalientes, Team pursuit
2nd Manchester, Scratch race
3rd Manchester, Individual pursuit
2014
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
UEC European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Individual pursuit
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit
2nd Team pursuit
UCI Track Cycling World Cup
1st Team pursuit – Guadalajara
1st Team pursuit – London
Revolution
1st Points Race – Round 3, Manchester
2nd Omnium – Round 1, London
2nd Points Race – Round 4, Manchester
3rd Omnium – Round 5, London
2nd Omnium, Fenioux Piste International
3rd Points race, Commonwealth Games
2015
UEC European Track Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Team pursuit
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Individual pursuit
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg Elimination race
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Team pursuit
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Scratch race
2nd Points race
1st Omnium, Internationale Radsport Meeting
Revolution
1st Scratch Race – Round 1, Derby
2nd Points Race – Round 2, Manchester
2nd Points Race – Round 5, London
2nd Scratch Race – Round 4, Glasgow
3rd Points Race – Round 3, Manchester
3rd Points Race – Round 4, Glasgow
3rd Scratch Race – Round 5, London
2nd Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
2nd Individual pursuit, UEC European Under–23 Track Championships
2016
1st Gold medal olympic.svg Team pursuit, Olympic Games
UEC European Track Championships
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png Individual pursuit
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png Omnium
2nd Elimination race
1st Madison (with Manon Lloyd) – Glasgow, UCI Track World Cup
1st Omnium, Six Days of London
2nd Omnium, Fenioux Piste International
2nd Points Race, Revolution – Round 2, Glasgow
2017
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Omnium, UCI Track World Championships
UEC European Track Championships
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png Individual pursuit
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png Omnium
2nd Team pursuit
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points race
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Scratch race
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Omnium
2nd Keirin
UCI Track Cycling World Cup
1st Madison – Round 2, Manchester (with Eleanor Barker)
1st Madison – Round 3, Milton (with Eleanor Dickinson)
1st Points Race – Round 3, Milton
1st Team Pursuit – Round 2, Manchester
2nd Omnium – Round 2, Manchester
International Cycling Meeting for Sprint and Omnium
1st Madison (with Eleanor Dickinson)
1st Omnium
Six Days of Fiorenzuola
1st Madison (with Emily Nelson)
1st Omnium
1st Points Race
1st Scratch Race
1st Overall Six Day London[49]
1st Omnium
2nd Madison (with Lydia Boylan)
3rd Scratch Race
Revolution Series - Champions League
1st Points Race – Round 1, London
1st Scratch Race – Round 1, London
2nd Omnium, Six Days of Berlin
2nd Omnium, Six Day Final, Mallorca
2018
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Madison (with Emily Nelson), UCI Track World Championships
Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Individual pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Points race
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Scratch race
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points race
3rd Individual sprint
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG National Madison Championship (with Elinor Barker)
Revolution Series - Champions League
1st Scratch Race – Round 3, Manchester
2nd Points Race – Round 3, Manchester
2nd National Omnium Championship

Road[edit]

2014
1st Milk Race
Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series
1st Stages 1 & 3[50][51]
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall British Cycling Women's Road Series
1st Stages 2 & 6[52][53]
2015
1st London Nocturne
1st Stage 2 Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series[54]
2017
National Road Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Criterium
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2018
1st Prologue BeNe Ladies Tour

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