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Stuart Balfour – Dave Rayner Fund ‘Rider of the Year’

"January and February are about preparation; my first big targets are the u23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege in April, which I’ve ridden before..."

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Our track boys’ and girls’ terrific Commonwealth Games, World Cup and Worlds performances apart, the ride of the year by a Scot on the road was Stuart Balfour’s win in the supporting u23 race to the GP Ouest France Plouay, one of the most prestigious amateur in France – this was special. 

The Dave Rayner Fund thought so too and made him their ‘Rider of the Year.’

As well as his Plouay success he won in Montpichon and at the Ronde Briochine; he was top 20 in the tough Kreiz Breizh UCI stage race and top 10 in the Tour de la Manche.

Nice results in what is still one of the sport’s Heartlands and races are hotly contested.<