Cycling-Archibald lays down Olympic marker with three Nations Cup golds

  • Cycling
  • Monday, 15 Apr 2024

FILE PHOTO: Cycling - UCI World Championships 2023 - Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - August 4, 2023 Britain's Katie Archibald prepares ahead of the women's elite team pursuit qualification REUTERS/Matthew Childs

(Reuters) - Britain's Katie Archibald laid down a marker ahead of the Olympics as she took three gold medals at the Track Nations Cup in Canada -- the last competitive event before the Paris Games.

The 30-year-old completed her haul at the Milton velodrome by winning the omnium to add to her earlier victories in the team pursuit and madison alongside Neah Evans.

Archibald will arrive in Paris later this year as the most experienced member of a British track team now that Laura Kenny and her husband Jason Kenny have both retired.

She won team pursuit gold in Rio de Janeiro and partnered Kenny to gold in the madison in Tokyo.

Archibald, who will likely target three medals in Paris, opted to miss the European Track Championships to focus on the Nations Cup instead.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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