Britain’s Katie Archibald hopes a triumphant finish to this yr’s Track Champions League sequence will propel her to Olympic glory at Paris 2024.
The sequence concluded with two rounds in London this weekend and Archibald, 29, reclaimed the ladies’s endurance title.
She now goals so as to add to the Olympic gold medals she received in workforce pursuit (Rio 2016) and madison (Tokyo 2020).
“I’m really glad I left with the jersey and some good morale to go forward with,” Archibald mentioned on Eurosport.
“I think it’s important to have good morale as we go through this next phase of building foundational work to try to take it to the next level in August.
“That was at all times going to be the chance of coming to an occasion like this. If you place your self on a low be aware all people can pull themselves up and say ‘this can be a signal you must work tougher’. I actually take a number of momentum from success.”
Britain’s Dannielle Khan, 28, secured her first Champions League win in the women’s 20-lap scratch race on Friday while Archibald won the elimination at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark.
On Saturday, Archibald came fourth in the scratch race and then third in the elimination as she aimed to make it five out of five from this year’s series.
That was enough for the two-time Olympic champion to regain the endurance title having won the inaugural series in 2021 before missing out by three points to American Jennifer Valente last year.
The Scot, who was presented with the trophy by former Great Britain team-mate Joanna Rowsell, said: “The Olympic Games outline our careers – Joanna has taught me an enormous quantity about that.
“I was her team-mate through to 2016. We are actually closer now that she has retired and I have grown up and understand the experience a bit better.”
Archibald added: “It’s a shame not to win the final races as this was the night my sister came to watch, but I’m really happy to win the overall title again.
“It’s been unimaginable. It makes me so completely satisfied to see observe biking on this large stage.”
More British success at Lee Valley
Fellow Scot Neah Evans, 33, capped her Champions League debut by winning the women’s scratch race before coming third in the elimination, which was won by Ireland’s Lara Gillespie, 22.
“[The support] was mega,” said Evans. “It’s a cliche in regards to the dwelling crowd cheering you on, but it surely actually does assist.
“I knew I didn’t have the sharpest legs for the sprint, but then the crowd started roaring and I had to give it everything.”
On Friday, Will Tidball received the boys’s elimination race in a photo-finish earlier than the world scratch champion, 23, got here fourth in that occasion.
Fellow Britons Mark Stewart and Will Perrett had been first and second within the males’s scratch race on Saturday, which means Tidball completed second to Canada’s Dylan Bibic within the males’s endurance standings, with Stewart fourth.
Dutch rider Harrie Lavreysen received again the boys’s dash title from his Australian rival Matt Richardson, whereas New Zealand’s Ellesse Andrews received the ladies’s dash title.