Cuminestown’s Neah Evans says it would be incredible if she makes it to next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
A crash denied Aberdeenshire’s Evans the chance to claim a second medal at the Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow.
The 29-year-old helped Great Britain to victory in Friday night’s team pursuit final at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, but Evans had to settle for eighth place in the four-event omnium.
Victory in the Tempo Race raised hopes of a golden double, and she was still in contention going into the final event, the points race.
An early crash scuppered her chances, although she bravely got back on her bike and managed to salvage a top 10 finish with a total of 84 points. Evans said about next year’s Olympics: “It would mean a huge amount to make it. It would be incredible.
“It would be one of those stories that just shows even though you haven’t started a sport at a young age you can come into it and age definitely isn’t a limit.”
A disappointed Evans said: “I felt really good and I had a plan I felt I could execute but, unfortunately, coming down wasn’t part of it.
“I got back in but I didn’t feel myself. I gave it everything but it wasn’t to be on the night so it’s really frustrating.”
Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker added to their medal collection with silver in the women’s Madison while Mark Stewart took a remarkable men’s omnium silver on the final day in Glasgow.
Amid the usual chaos of the Madison, Archibald and Barker had to battle their way through a race in which they too often found themselves out of position as Australian duo Annette Edmondson and Georgia Baker won gold.
The penultimate event of the night then saw Dundee’s Stewart – called into the team as a late replacement for the ill Ethan Hayter – ride his way to second place behind European champion Benjamin Thomas in the omnium.
Stewart’s performance was one of the stand-out moments of the weekend. The 24-year-old had been sitting at home in Manchester watching the racing on Saturday night when he got a call asking him to get on to the M6 as a replacement for Hayter, who had just ridden to second place in the Madison alongside Ollie Wood despite a stomach bug.
Stewart only arrived in Glasgow at 1.30am but took the opportunity with both hands. The 24-year-old won the tempo race then rode strongly in the closing points race to take silver behind Thomas.
Jason Kenny looked strong as he made it through to the final of the men’s keirin but he was caught out of position at the back and finished fourth as France’s Sebastian Vigier won.