Britain has always had a fine tradition in the UCI Men’s Individual Pursuit World Championships with the late Norman Sheil twice world amateur champion; then the legend that is Hugh Porter picking up the baton in the professional event followed by names like Tony Doyle, Colin Sturgess, Chris Boardman, Graeme Obree and Bradley Wiggins.
But a man who twice stood on the world professional pursuit and Commonwealth Games pursuit podiums as a silver medallist has largely been forgotten; perhaps because he plied most of his trade across the Atlantic in the USA?
Shaun Wallace was a multiple British champion, twice Worlds silver medallist and three times a Commonwealth Games silver medallist as well as a world record holder on two occasions.
High times we caught up with the man; he was at home in San Diego where he settled 22 years ago to ‘escape the winters.’
Your first British title was the junior Kilometre in 1979, Shaun – how m