As James McCallum (Rapha Condor Sharp) prepared for the recent Tour of Normandy (won by Europcar’s Jerome Cousin) he took time to talk to VeloVeritas about his hopes for the 2012 season - his sixth as a professional.
McCallum first caught the eye in 2001 when he won the Scottish kilometre championship and over the years he’s built a solid block of track palmares, including omnium silver in 2004 when he finished behind Ben Elliott in the British championship on Meadowbank velodrome and Commonwealth Games scratch bronze in 2006 behind a certain Mark Cavendish.
"Ate that bunny on main climb of day! Went down a treat!" It's texts like that which make it all worthwhile - mission accomplished; Dan Fleeman's Easter bunnies delivered. Vik, Dave and Ivan all 'passed' on the Doon Hame gig; that left it down to Jimmy Leslie and I. The Saturday night crit around Victory Park used to be the traditional pilgrimage - now it's Easter Monday.