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Callum Skinner – “I’ll be doing what I can to keep that man three position”


The Track Worlds have come and gone; but before we’re into the Classics – and soon after that all roads will be leading to le Tour – we thought we’d have a quick word with Scotsman Callum Skinner about this Worlds.

His GB team had a disappointing sprint campaign with nada results in any discipline, team sprint, keirin or individual sprint – the only bright spot being Skinner’s 1:01:07 in the kilometre to give him seventh spot.

Callum Skinner
Callum is lead by his sprint team-mates Jason Kenny (centre) and Philip Hindes at the World Championships . Photo©PA

Were you happy with your build-up to Paris, Callum ?

“It was better than the London World Cup but not ideal.

“I picked up a throat infection after the Glasgow Revolution and that seemed to coincide with my wisdom teeth coming through and causing some bother. All of those issues cleared up ten days before Paris.

“The most important thing was being able to race without any issues.”

The team sprint qualifying didn’t go as well as pl