A 22-strong Great Britain Cycling Team took to the track in Apeldoorn for the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships from 28 February - 4 March. Among them were Scottish Athletes; Jack Carlin, Katie Archibald, Callum Skinner and Mark Stewart.
Katie Archibald had a competition to remember winning the Gold in the Madison with Emily Nelson, and taking Silver in the Team Pursuit along with Elinor Barker, Laura Kenny and Emily Nelson. On top of that she managed a sixth place in the Scratch Race.
Jack Carlin showed again how key a role he plays in the GB Team Sprint as the lead-off man rode every round on the way to the Silver Medal and the first GB podium of the event. His team mates were Ryan Owen and Jason Kenny. He replicated that feat in the Men’s Sprint where he earned an impressive Silver Medal behind Australian, Matthew Glaetzer. He managed to get the better of the Australian in the Keirin however, finishing fifth to Glaetzer’s seventh.
Not to be left out of the Medal haul, Mark Stewart won the Bronze Medal in a thrilling Point’s Race on the Friday. He came incredibly close to repeating that effort in the Madison where he and team-mate Ollie Wood, missed out on a medal by an agonising 1 point on Sunday.
Callum Skinner narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final of the Men’ Time Trial. The Olympic team sprint champion set a time of 1:00.778 to take ninth with only the top eight moving into the final.
Special mention must be made of Jack Carlin and Mark Stewart’s efforts as they both gain their first ever World Championship medals!
Congratulations to the whole team on a successful competition!
For full results from the competition Click Here
To read about how the whole GB squad got on Click Here