Archibald pips Trott to victory

Katie Archibald pipped double Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott to victory in a nail-biting finish at the elite women's Milk Race on Sunday.

Riding for Pearl Izumi Sports Tour International, Archibald edged out Trott and Charlotte Becker - both of Wiggle Honda - to take the title in Nottingham.

It was a two-three-four for the Honda team as Elinor Barker claimed fourth place with Starley Primal Pro Cycling's Katie Curtis coming fifth.

Trott, who won gold in the omnium and team pursuit events at London 2012, paid tribute to Archibald after the race.

"It was a good race," Trott said. "We just got out-jumped at the finish but fair play to Katie, she finished it off really well at the end.

"I'm pretty pleased with how the race went. It was really good - town centre events are always good because you get lots of people watching.

"The Milk Race used to be a regular fixture and then it had a break but now it's come back and been really successful - it was a really good race."

Later in the afternoon, Graham Briggs of Rapha Condor JLT was victorious in the men's race, beating Raleigh's Mathew Boulo and Velosure-Giordana's Matt Cronshaw, who came in second and third respectively.