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Callum Scotson: The future of Six Day racing?

03 November 2017

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At the tender age of 21 Callum Scotson has the world at his feet.

Already a world champion, an Olympic silver medallist and a Six Day London champion, Scotson may not quite have the impressive palmares of his right hand man Cameron Meyer, but at eight years his junior he has time on his side.

Hailing from just outside Adelaide, Scotson has enjoyed success in his home country with two national U23 time trial titles to his name – as well as a fifth place in the global equivalent just a few weeks ago.

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Last year he came to London as a Six Day virgin but left with a podium placing to his name as he and Meyer just fell short of the overall win.

Roll the story on 12 months, though, and he cut a more confident figure in the Lee Valley VeloPark and commanded races like only a man with his talent can.

“Six Day racing was a whole new world to me and when I came here last year I was so out of my comfort zone,” he admitted.

“Since then, I’ve moved on, I’ve grown up and I really wanted to target Six Day London this year with Cam.

“I knew we could throw it to these guys but when you actually pull it off, it’s pretty unbelievable.”

Scotson’s elder brother Miles has two rainbow jerseys to his name – with the pair riding together to the team pursuit title back in 2016, in London – and Callum is following in his footsteps as he progresses through the BMC Development Team on the road.

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In fact, the Aussie U23 time trial title has been in the Scotson family for the last three years, but for Callum his burgeoning partnership with Meyer and the inclusion of the Madison in the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games means his focus is not straying far from the track.

“An Olympic Madison gold medal would be amazing, I always grew up with the team pursuit. I’ve been to the Olympics for that event but it’s in the last couple of months that my eyes have opened to the Madison,” he added.

“Having Cam come back in that same time, passing his experience on to me has been huge.

“It feels so good to win a Six Day as a pairing and at such a prestigious venue as this in front of a great crowd — it’s fantastic.

“I’d love it if I could push forwards and ride at an Olympic games, until then I’ve just got to keep working, keep trying to step up and see how it all goes.”

And the pair will be getting more Madison experience over the coming weeks as they race in the opening round of the World Cup this weekend, in Poland, before going on to the Ghent 6 later in the month – all with an eye on the Netherlands, next March.

“We’re doing Poland and we’ll really target the Madison there,” he concluded. “We’ll see how we can go compared to last year, we’ll try some new things and we then actually rest for a bit and head to the Ghent Six Day.

“It’s a nice block of European racing before we head back to Aus and prepare for our Aussie summer and then the World Track Championships in Apeldoorn.”

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