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Track World Cup: Late-starter Neah Evans eyes Olympic location


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Track World Cup: Late-starter Neah Evans eyes Olympic location

By Jane Lewis BBC Scotland at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Scotland’s Neah Evans suffered a fall in the omnium event in Glasgow on SaturdayTrack Cycling World CupVenue: Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow Date: 8-10 November Start: 10:30 GMTCoverage: Live on BBC Red Button from 18:55 GMT and live text coverage on the BBC Sport…

By Jane Lewis

BBC Scotland at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Scotland's Neah Evans in action at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Scotland’s Neah Evans suffered a fall in the omnium event in Glasgow on Saturday
Track Cycling World Cup
Place: Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow Date: 8-10 November Start: 10: 30 GMT
Coverage: Survive On BBC Red Button from 18: 55 GMT and live text coverage on the BBC Sport site & app

Late-starter Neah Evans says it would be “amazing” if she made it to the Olympics Games next year.

The 29- year-old Scot just signed up with the Excellent Britain performance programme in 2017, quiting her job as a veterinary cosmetic surgeon to train and contend full time.

Following two medals on her Commonwealth Games debut in 2018, she now has her sights on Tokyo 2020.

” It would suggest a big quantity,” stated the rider from Cuminestown at the Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow.

” It would unbelievable. It would be one of those stories that just shows although you haven’t looked sport at a young age you can come into it and age definitely isn’t a limitation.”

On Friday in Glasgow, Evans won gold in the team pursuit, along with fellow Scot Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Ellie Dickinson.

But her Saturday night “didn’t go to prepare” in the omnium.

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Entering into the last points race, Evans remained in contention, being in sixth put on 82 points, however she suffered an early crash and although she rejoined the race and “offered it everything” she could not force her method back.

” I felt truly good going into it, I understood I had great legs and I had and I had a plan I felt I could carry out, however sadly coming down wasn’t part of it,” she told BBC Scotland.

” I got back in however instantly I didn’t feel myself, but I attempted to have a couple of goes, I provided it everything but it wasn’t to be on the night, so it’s really discouraging.”

Evans, who finished eighth, admits the fall affected her psychologically, saying: “You don’t fancy the gaps you may typically assault.

” Although I didn’t get the result I wanted to attain, I know there’s a lot more to give so it’s a case of return and discover from these mistakes and try and not make them again.”

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