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Callum Skinner – European Kilo Champion 2014; “Now the Rio Sprint Team is the Target”


It’s not just Katie Archibald who was winning European track titles for Bonnie Scotland on that big old concrete track in Guadeloupe – sprinter Callum Skinner rode a 1:02 to become European Kilometre Champion and book himself a Worlds spot in the event made famous by the likes of Harris, Sercu and Hoy.

Hot on the heels of his title he teamed up with Olympic Champions Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes to take victory in the team sprint at the Guadalajara round of the World Cup.

And all of that on the back of a clean sweep of British sprint titles – individual sprint, team sprint, keirin and kilometre.

It’s high times VeloVeritas ‘had a word’ with this gentleman…

Callum Skinner
Callum in his City of Edinburgh RC days. Photo©CallumSkinner

Thank you for speaking to us Callum and congratulations on a series of cracking rides – the inevitable, ‘how did you get into cycling ?’ question to start.