Q & A Feature – Scott Davies


Twice Under 23 TT Champion, big things are expected from the Welsh rider Scott Davies as he joins Bradley Wiggins’ team

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Q & A Feature – Scott Davies


1. With your team all sorted for 2016, what races are you looking forward to most next season and what are looking forward to most working for Sir Bradley?
Scott: The stand-out races for me based on the provisional calendar are races such as the Tour de Yorkshire, Tour of California, the Under 23 stage races and the Tour of Britain of course.

I’ve had a good taste of these kind of races over the past two years, now it’s time for me to step-up and hopefully come away with some results. I would of course love to ride the Nations’ Cup races again if selected as I’m still an Under 23 rider.

I’m looking forward to everything in general. Not too many people out there get to say that they’ve worked with Sir Bradley, and a new team atmosphere always makes things that little bit more exciting.

2. What were your highlights in 2015?
Scott: My highlights in 2015 were 10th overall at the Herald Sun Tour, 12th on GC at the Tour de Yorkshire; and defending my Under 23 National Time Trial title.

3. What race was the most fun in 2015 and why?
Scott: Most probably Fleche Du Sud in Luxembourg, back during May. It was a composite team of Podium & Academy programme riders; DS’d by Keith Lambert. A real good group of guys. The racing turned out to be absolutely brutal. We had a great laugh, and came away with three stage wins and a GC result.


4. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given and who gave it to you?
Scott: Although I’ve had some great pieces of advice from numerous people, the one bit of advice that stands out for me is one that my Dad gave me – “You get out what you put in”. Generally speaking, I think you can apply that to any walk of life. Work hard, put the effort in and everything else will eventually fall into place (or at least I hope, hah!).

5. Tell us about your winter training bike, what is different about it compared to your race bike?
Scott: Some will hate me for this, but my winter training bike is a Pinarello Dogma F8. The main difference is a pair of hand built 32 spoke wheels. I’ve also got a mudguard on the back too, nobody can say they enjoy a wet backside!

6. How will you spend December on the bike?
Scott: December is likely to be a mix of long miles, gym work and a little bit of track. I’ve been in the gym since the end of October and have made great strides getting to the bottom of a knee injury that held me back at so many points during 2015.

I’m also fortunate to have the full support of Welsh Cycling, hence the ability to jump on the track and get behind the derny. Despite not being a track rider as such, I still enjoy getting behind the motorbike and mixing things up a bit.

Additionally, we’re due to go away to Gran Canaria in mid-December for a training camp. Not somewhere I’ve visited before, and looking forward to escaping the British Winter. For a week, at-least!


7. Cheeky Xmas one … if you could have any cycling related Xmas present – what would it be!
Scott: It would have to be a Garmin 1000. I had one previously before thieves stole it whilst I lived in Manchester; gutted isn’t the word!

Thanks Scott, appreciate you sending this to us and good luck with Team Wiggins!



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