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Joe Nally – Signed with Vitus Pro Cycling for 2020

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Scottish professional bike riders are a bit thin on the ground so when we heard that 20 year-old Fifer, Joe Nally – who’s the youngest man ever to win the British Elite Points Race Championship – had signed with Vitus Pro Cycling for 2020 we thought we best ‘have a word.’

We caught up with Joe recently at his training base in Tenerife where he was on a two week block of base rides.

Joe Nally
Joe Nally in British Champion colours. Photo©Harry Tweed

We last spoke to you in January of this year, Joe – you were on the British Cycling Senior Academy, year two. 

“No more Academy for me; around this time last year I decided I was done with the team pursuit.

“It was pointless because they have such a pool of talent, I felt that my chances of being selected for major championships were slim. My coach backed my decision and I changed my focus to the road.”

Are you happy with how 2019 went?

“It was a pretty long season, the highlight of which was my 12th place on Stage One of the Tour of Yorkshire.

“We were up the road all day but didn’t quite pull it off.”

How was it joust