Q & A: Rob Scott

Wiggins rider Rob Scott races for Canyon DHB in 2020 and we chat to a rider who was 4th in the U23 Gent Wevelgem and is a former British Under 23 champion

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Q & A: Rob Scott

The Wiggins team in 2019 was packed with talented riders and when then team announced it was folding, the big question was where were the stars going to go. Tom Pidcock’s team Trinity will take on a load of talented under 23s but for Rob Scott, Tim Elverson at Canyon DHB knew he was too good to not have in his team and snapped up the talented Yorkshire rider.

Rob Scott was one of the most aggressive riders I saw in British events in 2019. Back in 2018, Rob was the Under 23 British champion and as a junior, twice a stage winner in the Junior Tour of Wales. One of the most memorable rides from him for me was him and Tom Pidcock going clear in a circuit race at Skipton and staying away.

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A huge talent that has yet to get the rewards for his ability on a bike. Here’s a five question and answers with Rob:

1. Signing for Tim during another season of teams folding, must be good for the confidence?
Rob: Canyon DHB seem to have gone from strength to strength over the last few years. It looks as if the team will step it up again for 2020 with added continental races and more support from backers. This is something I’m looking forward to. Next year is an important year for myself, being in my final year U23, With a fresh start with Tim and Canyon DHB p/b Soreen, I feel I can achieve the goals I’ve set out.

2. What races in 2020 are ones you really want to work towards being part of with the team?
Rob: Next year I’d like to be at my best for the later part of spring. This year I was going well too early and although I got some results in the spring Under 23 races, I couldn’t hold on to the form for some of the races I was targeting. Tour of Yorkshire and Circuit des Ardennes are two races I’d love to perform in next year.

3. What are your 2019 highlights?
Rob: The 2019 highlights for me were a little sparse I feel. 4th in the Under 23 Gent Wevelgem and 9th on GC with a few top 10’s in Triptyque des Monts et Chatouix were probably my highlight results at the start of the year. I’m hoping next year I will be more consistent with good results throughout the year.

4. Has the serious training begun already this winter?
Rob: My winter training has started much later than last year. I’m getting the miles in at the moment but not overdoing things. I’ll probably start picking things up in January.

5. Finally, what are your favourite races in the UK and will you be looking to race here or abroad in 2020
Rob: Favourite race in the UK has got to be Tour of Yorkshire. Home race and the support is on another level. Hopefully I can get the majority of the racing abroad as that’s where the stepping stone is to be able to move up to either Pro Conti or WT.

Good luck to Rob in 2020! 

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