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Olympic champion Katie Archibald takes silver at European Track Championships

Olympic champion Katie Archibald takes silver at European Track Championships
By PA Sport

19/10/2016 at 22:48Updated 19/10/2016 at 22:57

Olympic champion Katie Archibald has added another medal to her collection with a silver at the European Track Championships in Paris.

Archibald, who struck gold in Rio as part of the team pursuit squad, was narrowly beaten by Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands in the women's elimination race.

Archibald's medal was the first for Great Britain at the Championships and she could win more as the Scot also goes in the individual pursuit and the omnium later in the week.

Archibald told British Cycling: "My legs felt good - I'm saying I'm happy with silver, but people are really [only] happy with gold."

Another Rio gold medallist, Steven Burke, was part of the men's team pursuit squad that qualified in a slightly disappointing sixth place, setting up a semi-final against Italy.

The women's team pursuit squad of Dannielle Khan, Emily Kay, Emily Nelson and Manon Lloyd qualified in third place and will next face Russia.

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