Cycling Weekly - - CW AWARDS -

Nel­son’s route to this year’s Track Worlds was far from straight­for­ward. A heavy crash in De­cem­ber 2017 left her with con­cus­sion and as a re­sult she strug­gled to do even mun­dane tasks with­out suf­fer­ing headaches.

Af­ter a pe­riod of rest and re­cu­per­a­tion, she made it to Apel­doorn. There she slot­ted into the TP line up for qual­i­fy­ing, and again for the fi­nal where the team fin­ished with a sil­ver —Nel­son’s first se­nior Worlds medal. She then set a PB in the in­di­vid­ual pur­suit which acted as a nice warm-up for the Madi­son, where Nel­son and Archibald bossed it, fin­ish­ing well clear of a strong Dutch duo with an av­er­age race speed of 51.8kph. Only 5.2kph slower than the men’s race.

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