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Katie Archibald trains her focus on Olympic cycling’s holy grail

Katie Archibald trains her focus on Olympic cycling’s holy grail

Archibald and Kenny celebrate winning gold in the madison in Tokyo With two Olympic golds stashed safely away in her saddle bag, the obvious cliché…

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Archibald and Kenny celebrate winning gold in the madison in Tokyo With two Olympic golds stashed safely away in her saddle bag, the obvious cliché for Katie Archibald would be to shoot for a hat-trick. Eight months removed from Tokyo and a majestic madison dominance with Laura Kenny, the Scottish cyclist continues to pedal furiously ahead with barely a momentary glance behind.

The very essence of high performance sport is to move onward, or risk standing still. The 28-year-old did not become a serial winner on two wheels by pausing too long to take in the view.

The staging post is 2022. Paris 2024 is the finishing line. “When you’ve
got the confidence to think that something’s achievable, it narrows your focus even further,” she says. “I’ve had eight years now as a full-time cyclist. And

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