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July 1960, the GB Tour de France team hotel somewhere in France. Britain’s white hope for Tour de France glory, the late, great Tom Simpson is discussing the events of the day with team mate, Brian Robinson.
Simpson had punctured during the stage and one of his GB team domestiques had brought him back up to the bunch; “I’ll tell you what, Brian – that Kennedy is strong, he was riding like ten men today when we were coming back from that puncture.”
Forget the super fast boards of Manchester. Imagine a track meeting whose roots go back to the year 1314; where the track is only 200 metres and one of the straights is bordered by a burn (that’s a stream in Queen’s English)… a track meeting which goes ahead even in a torrential rain — welcome to the world of the Highland Games.
We caught up with Scottish rider Ross Edgar recently to chat about the World Championships and the British team setup; here’s what he had to say…
We caught up with Evan after he secured another medal at the British level, this time on the track in the Points Race Championship.
Read on to hear Evan’s thoughts on his achievement, and whether he’s coming back to race on the grass too…
Kate Cullen’s decisive victory in the British Track Championships is the strongest indication yet that those, including the selectors of the WCPP, who had written her off as ‘too old’, will have to reappraise her situation. VeloVeritas talked to her when she got back from Manchester.
Concluding our series of interviews with Scottish medalists at the British Track Championships we have pleasure in bringing you the words of World Kilometre Champion, Chris Hoy.
It’s been another successful British track championship for the Scottish contingent with two of the blue riband events coming north of the border, the Kilometer to World Champion Chris Hoy and the Sprint to World’s Silver Medalist Craig MacLean.
In addition, Ross Edgar, Kate Cullen and Evan Oliphant all “medalled” – as the Americans would say. VeloVeritas spoke to Craig MacLean a few days after his win.