Cumnieston's Neah Evans and Katie Archibald win madison bronze at World Track Championships

Cumnieston cyclist Neah Evans returned from last week’s World Track Championships in Roubaix with two bronze medals.

Sunday, 24th October 2021, 3:20 pm
Katie Archibald and Neah Evans race in the women's Madison final (pic Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

The first came in the women’s team pursuit when Katie Archibald, Megan Barker, Evans and Josie Knight saw off Canada by more than five seconds to take a podium spot at the famous French velodrome, which replaced the original venue choice of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.

The gold medal went to Germany with Italy taking the silver medal.

Evans then teamed up with Archibald again for the madison with the pair looking to repeat their gold-winning performance in the event at the European Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland, earlier in the month.

But it wasn’t to be as Dutch duo Amy Pieters and Kirsten Wild took gold, well clear of France’s Clara Copponi and Marie le Net with Evans and Archibald edging out Italy’s Letizia Paternoster and Rachele Barbieri for the bronze.