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Jack Carlin – “It’ll be a great honour to represent Scotland”


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