Archibald, Tidball and Khan rock the home crowd in the fourth round of the UCI Track Champions League Women’s endurance
Danni Khan secured her first win at the UCI Track Champions League with a fantastic finish in the women’s scratch race, before Katie Archibald showed who was boss in the elimination.
A two-up break early on in the scratch race increased the pace of the bunch within the first 10 laps, before coming back together at the halfway point. Sophie Lewis made a momentous sprint off the front with six laps to go, as Khan and American Lily Williams followed to make a strong group of three.
As they took the bell, Khan stormed ahead, closely followed by Williams and was carried home by the crowd to take an exhilarating win in her debut UCI Track Champions League. Lewis finished a commendable third place, while Katie Archibald came in sixth, Neah Evans finished eighth and Kate Richardson came home ninth.
Speaking after her win, Khan said:
“I never envisaged that I’d be part of this fantastic event let alone going on to take the win and to do it in London as well with my coach here who I wouldn’t be here without and the support of my friends and family.” In the women’s elimination, a crash early on wiped out most of the field, including Khan, Archibald, Lewis and Richardson. With Lewis and Richardson unable to restart, the race got going again with three British riders. Khan clung on to take 10th […]