Published: 04th Jul 2024 Images: Scottish Cycling

No Neah Misses: World Champion Evans selected for Paris Olympics

Scotland’s Neah Evans completes the Scottish line-up for the Paris Olympic Games, which get underway in just over three weeks’ time.

Thursday 4th July sees the British Olympic Association confirm a further 16 riders heading to France; and Team GB’s Olympic squad has been bolstered by the selection of Neah Evans in the Endurance Track events at the Paris games, which get underway on the 26th July.

Aberdeenshire native Evans will be racing in her second Olympic Games, after claiming silver in the Team Pursuit at the delayed Tokyo games in 2021. Evans will be chasing more medal success once again, alongside a strong endurance squad of Elinor Barker, Josie Knight, Anna Morris and Jess Roberts.

While only the Scots’ second Olympics, Evans is no stranger to success at major championships, as she became the first female Scottish cyclist to claim three medals at a single Commonwealth Games in Birmingham two years ago, including a fantastic silver medal in the road race.


It was less than 12 months ago that Evans, alongside Barker, produced one of the moments of the UCI Cycling World Championships, when they claimed a blistering Madison victory to become World Champions, on Evans’ home track in Glasgow.

The Madison was only introduced to the female Olympic programme in Tokyo, but is something of a blue-ribband event, with Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny claiming gold then and Evans targeting success this time.

The former Vet came to cycling during her studies at the University of Glasgow, and despite being a relative latecomer to cycling dedicated herself full-time to the sport in 2017. The Scot quickly rose through the ranks of the Great British Cycling Team, earning her first major success with a silver as part of the team pursuit squad at the European Championships in Glasgow back in 2018.

Strong performances this year so far at European Championships, as well as a decent showing despite suffering from sickness at the UCI Track Champions League over the winter, show that Evans is more than ready for her second Olympiad.

Today’s announcement follows the news that Jack Carlin and Charlie Aldridge will be part of the Team GB squad for the Paris Olympics, with Mark Stewart joining the squad as a travelling reserve.

The full GB line-up to date can be found here