He’s been a busy boy, that Mark Stewart, since last we spoke with him back in June – first there was success in the Euro U23 track champs in the scratch and team pursuit.
Both events where he’s building a solid reputation; as well as in the points race – another of the Dundee man’s strengths.
But then, and perhaps more importantly, confirmation that he’s well on the way to cracking that ‘road thing’ with placings of 22nd, 6th, 7th, 3rd and 5th on stages and 3rd on GC in the Ronde Van Oost Vlaanderen riding for the Scotland Development Squad.
And most recently he’s just finished he’s riding the Tour of Britain with Messrs. Blythe, Cullaigh, Geoghegan Hart, McLay and Woods in the Great Britain team under the stewardship of Keith Lambert – exalted company indeed.
But first let’s go back to the British U23 champs at Stockton which was what he was preparing to ride when last we spoke.
How did the British Time Trial Champs go for you, Mark?
“I had a wee bit of food poisoning the day before the time trial and my numbers were ‘off’ – I finished ninth.
“The road race wasn’t great either, I was still feeling a wee bit