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John Archibald – Reflecting on his World Championship Pursuit

"The disappointment hit hard but I have my motivation back, I’ve just been enjoying cycling and training without the pressure of competition since Poland."

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After John Archibald’s stellar 4:09:584 ride at the British pursuit championship to many it seemed he was ‘World Pursuit Champion in waiting.’

Here at VeloVeritas whilst we have the utmost respect for the man and his performances we didn’t seek any pre-Worlds interviews from John, his sister Katie, Neah Evans or Mark Stewart.

We felt that the, ‘they just need to turn up and ride then bring home the rainbow jerseys’ vibe was putting all four of them under pressure – of which they would experience more than enough in the cauldron of Pruszkow.

In the event John could ‘only’ produce a 4:14 which gave him seventh spot in qua