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Series leader Archibald ‘an idiot’ not to target Mallorca glory

23 February 2017

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She may have been taken out of her comfort zone somewhat this winter, but Six Day Series leader Katie Archibald is in confident mood ahead of the Final in Mallorca, next month.

The Scot, a winner in London and runner-up in Berlin, qualified in first place for the one-night showdown in Palma, with road world champion Amalie Dideriksen not far behind in second.

The Dane finished third behind Archibald and fellow Scot Neah Evans in London, before taking the win in Berlin.


Archibald – Olympic team pursuit champion and winner of four national track titles in recent weeks – admitted to some apprehension ahead of that tense Berlin battle, but hopes to feel a little more at home when the party comes to Spain on March 17.

“I was very nervous heading into Berlin, because it was a foreign country when I’m so used to racing in the UK at the Revolution Series,” said the 22-year-old.

“It’s rare that I go overseas for track racing on my own and it was an environment I wasn’t used to.

“I’d got used to racing for Great Britain at World Cups and World Championships, so when I had to go back to basics, there was a lot more stress around it for me.

“I’ve been to Mallorca a few times so I feel I know it a lot better, although my Spanish isn’t any better than my German.

“But I’ll know quite a few people when we get out there so I feel that I’m safe back in my security blanket now.”


Archibald had been hoping to race alongside Great Britain teammate Laura Kenny in Berlin, but the quadruple Olympic champion was forced to withdraw with a thigh injury, before later announcing news of her and husband Jason expecting their first child together.

But even without the two-time Olympic omnium champion on the boards, Archibald has been impressed with the competitiveness of the Six Day Series racing, and hopes the Final in Mallorca will set her up perfectly for a successful World Championships campaign in Hong Kong the following month.

“Six Day has been really competitive, and when I’ve been speaking to other riders, everyone has been so focused on qualifying and reaching those qualifying spots,” the Team WNT Pro Cycling rider added.

“I think there are a lot of people with hunger for success at that event, so I think it is going to be taken pretty seriously and should be a good showdown.

“Six Day will be part of the run into the World Championships for me, so I’m hoping to base a camp around it out in Mallorca.”

Six Day London was Archibald’s Six Day debut, but she proved a dab hand at it right from the off, winning eight of the nine events to storm to victory.

She found things slightly harder in Berlin, missing out in the keirin and derny races to see Dideriksen take the title ahead of her.

But, after experiencing the Six Day atmosphere, she is determined to finish the 2016-17 Series with a win.

“I’ve loved competing in Six Day this year. Looking back at London, the crowds they had through the doors was a first for me really, it’s rare to see a women’s bunch race with that kind of attention,” she added.

“I was pretty in awe of Six Day from there. To have some success and rivalries through London and onto Berlin was really cool, and now we’ve got a chance to have one final showdown in Mallorca.

“I never expected to be leading the standings into the final at the start of the season. So far, I’ve had a fairly successful season, with a lot of surprises as well I suppose, but all you have to do is put in the hard work in and cross your fingers – I’m really glad it’s gone well for myself.

“The plan is definitely to take that title, I think I’d be an idiot not to target that.”


  1. Katie Archibald (GBR)
  2. Amalie Diderksen (DEN)
  3. Elinor Barker (GBR)
  4. Anita Stenberg (NOR)
  5. Maria Confalonieri (ITA)
  6. Neah Evans (GBR)
  7. Tatjana Paller (GER)
  8. Alzbeta Pavlendova (SVK)
  9. Gudrun Stock (GER)
  10. Anna Knauer (GER)
  11. Kelly Markus (GER)
  12. Ema Kankovska (CZE)
  13. Stephanie Pohl (GER)
  14. Lisa Küllmer (GER)

Women’s omnium races:

  • 10km Scratch race
  • Elimination Race
  • 10km Points race


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