Scottish Commonwealth Games medallists Neah Evans and Katie Archibald will team up for the OVO Energy Tour Series in Aberdeen this month.
Evans, from Cuminestown, and Archibald will ride as part of a Scotland team in Aberdeen on May 16, as well as Motherwell two days previous.
On her home course last year Evans was part of the Storey Racing team that took home the team prize and the double Games medallist, who won a silver and bronze at Gold Coast 2018, is looking forward to her return.
Evans said: “The last time I rode for Scotland was at the Commonwealth Games so it’s very exciting to be back and in front of a home crowd this time. The Tour Series events are always action packed, exciting races and I am very much looking forward to starting my road season off with them.”
Archibald, who is also an Olympic champion, won the Motherwell race in 2016 and has teamed with Evans already this year to win the team madison event at the Six Days Manchester competition. They were also part of the Great Britain team, alongside Laura Kenny and Elinor Barker, to win gold at the European Track Cycling Championships last August and are currently ranked the two best cyclists in Britain.
Archibald said: “What a treat to be at home, in a race I’ve had good fortune in in previously, riding with Scottish Cycling teammates. I’m looking forward to both rounds and some hard racing.”
Anna Shackley and Zoe Watters will also be part of the Scotland team in Motherwell and Aberdeen.
John Archibald, brother of Katie, and Mark Stewart also picked up medals in Australia last year and will be part of the Ribble Pro Cycling squad in the men’s event.