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Shaun Wallace – Part Two; Pro Crit Racing in the U.S.ofA.

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In Part One of our interview with Shaun Wallace we covered up to the end of his international pursuiting successes.

But there were more honours to come on the big stage before he slipped the tyre covers on for the last time.

The Commonwealth Games 1998 and another silver medal but not in the Pursuit?

“I said to the selectors that I thought I could make the podium in the Pursuit but didn’t think I could win it. [Australia’s Brad McGee defended his Pursuit title from compatriot Luke Roberts with England’s Matt Illingworth taking bronze, ed.] 

“I decided to put all my eggs in one basket and ride the 20 Kilometres [scratch race, ed.], it was a risk – I could have ended up winning or ended up nowhere.

“But if the finish line had been one metre further away I’d have won it; however in the event Michael Rogers [who went on to be World Elite Time Trial Champion, ed.] just pipped me in a photo finish.”