Fear of the Wild

Cycling Weekly - - CW AWARDS -

“I have a very re­spect­ful fear for Kirsten Wild,” says Archibald af­ter a long pause when we ask if there’s any ri­val she fears. “When I was a smaller fish she had al­ways been a rider that com­manded a lot of re­spect in the bunch. With Kirsten, the first time I raced with her was the 2016 Euro­pean om­nium [Archibald won]; she was de­light­ful af­ter­wards. She was al­most ex­cited for me, which is prob­a­bly a re­flec­tion of her. She doesn’t take any crap on the road or the track and you don’t give her any. At Lon­don Six Day she’ll be the one who says this isn’t go­ing to send us to the Olympics, it’s not for na­tional fed­er­a­tion, just ride safe. She’ll race hard on the track but off it she’s wildly kind.”

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