The Scottish road race; a nice day, a good course – past the village green at Denholm is cool – well marshalled, a full field.

Paul rode a great race, but what does it say about the Scottish youngsters?
Paul rode a great race, but what does it say about the Scottish youngsters?

But why start 30 minutes late; why is it so difficult to get a start sheet and why not take it into Hawick, each lap – past the pubs ?

We managed to coax Viktor down with us; for Vik, his remarks were restrained – and common sense.

His main point was that whilst it was a great ride by Paul Coats – who incidentally works full time and has a young family – it’s not good news for Scottish cycling that a 41 year old is right there at the death, with only three ‘full timers’ in front of him.

Anyway, a good race; we all enjoyed it.

But please Ross, don’t waste your talent here; get off to Belgium, France or Italy next season – start making the connections, today!