Continuing with our series of interviews with the Scottish riders who we hope will be making the headlines on The Gold Coast in Australia come the spring, in this article – our 2,000th on VeloVeritas! – we speak to 20 year-old Paisley rider, Jack Carlin who’s rapidly making a name for himself in that shortest but most savage of disciplines, the team sprint.
I believe you came in to cycling to rehabilitate from sports injuries, Jack?
“I broke both ankles messing around on the playing fields so I took up the bike as active recovery.”
And the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 were a big inspiration to you?
“Yes, I watched the racing from the stands and thought; ‘that’s what I really want to do,’ I’d trained with the Scottish team as a junior.
“My progression really began from there, I went from the Scottish Junior Performance Squad to the GB Olympic Development Programme to t