MCLAY TO TOKYO 2020?
As the 2010 junior madison world champion with Simon Yates, McLay’s no stranger to the track. But as he’s focused on the road he’s spent less time in the velodrome – until this winter when he joined the Great Britain team pursuit squad for almost a month. He explains that it was partly to help him improve his strength and try to reap some of the same bene its that helped Mark Cavendish regain his sprint form in 2016, but also because he may try to make the Team GB Olympic squad.
“It wasn’t with that much preplanning, but it’s interesting looking down the line to the changes in the omnium and the chances of the madison being back in, so I may look at doing one or two things during the summer and doing a bit more next winter and seeing how that pans out.
“I would love to ride the Omnium at the Tokyo Olympics but I’ve not spoken to anyone about it yet. Just seeing Cav and Viviani and Gaviria managing to combine a proper road season and the Games… it’s de initely doable.”