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Matt Gibson – UCI European U23 Scratch Race Champion 2015

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Matt Gibson UCI European U23
Matt Gibson – European Champion for U23 Scratch Race.

Le Tour is like Pac-Man, it gobbles up every bit of attention there is in the world of bike racing; the Tour of Austria runs concurrently but you wouldn’t realise. For the record, Victor de la Parte of UCI Continental Team Voralberg won it; beating six World Tour and seven Pro Continental teams in the process. In addition there were the UCI European U23 Track Championships in Athens – stand-out rides were a sub-four minute team pursuit by the GB squad to win and a victory in the scratch race by one of the pursuit team members – Matt Gibson.

Here’s what Matt had to say to VeloVeritas about his excellent rides just after the Euros but before Le Tour had reached Paris.

Congratulations, Matt; the basics: your age? where are you from? how did you get into the bike? and which programme are you on with BC?

“I’m 18, Lymm in Cheshire.

“From as young as I can remember I’d always been into been into mountain biking and BMX, not compet