Katie Archibald claimed victory in the third round of the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series with a ­blistering ride on the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.

With four laps of the 1.3 kilometre street circuit remaining Archibald (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International) attacked to pull away from the leading group and put distance between her and the seven-time British cyclocross champion Helen Wyman (Matrix Fitness-Vulpine).

In the end, the Milngavie rider finished 29 seconds clear of Wyman with another Scot, Claire Thomas (Velosport-Pasta Montegrappa), crossing the line in third. Two more Scottish riders, Archibald's team-mate Charline Joiner and Fife's Eileen Roe (Starley Primal Pro Cycling) were fourth and fifth.

That finish was enough to ensure that Roe retains the red and white leader's jersey, while Archibald's efforts earned her the points jersey with a 100% success rate in the two sprint laps of the evening. Roe, Joiner and Archibald now occupy the top three places in the overall series rankings.

"That was tough," said Archibald. "It was clear it was going to split up from the very start and, when I saw the lap board go, I thought 'bugger it' and went for one more deep dig. Ultimately it hurts when you go slow and it hurts when you go fast. There is no easy way to go up that climb."

Roe said she was "surprised but delighted" to maintain her lead. "I'm obviously disappointed not to get a podium in a home race with everyone cheering me on but it was fantastic to be racing in the leader's jersey," she said. "I've got a taste for it now so I will need to work out a strategy to keep it."

It rounded off a busy day for the home riders with Archibald, Thomas, Joiner and Roe all named among the Team Scotland cycling contingent for Glasgow 2014. Archibald even managed to squeeze in a recce of the Commonwealth Games time trial course in Glasgow before heading through to race in the capital.

"It was nice doing a recce in our Scottish kit behind the Scotland team car doing the time trial route for the commie games," she said. "It's been a pretty patriotic day. I've enjoyed it."

Jon Mould, of NFTO Pro Cycling, won the sixth round of the men's Pearl Izumi Tour Series by a 12-second margin, leaving Tom Scully (Madison Genesis) and Kristian House (Rapha Condor JLT) to battle it out for second and third respectively.

Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh), who described the course beforehand as "brutal", was the leading Scottish finisher, eventually crossing the line in eighth place.