The last of Tim’s new U23 signings is Euan Macleod. The youngest rider on the team and brother to Callum Macleod, this will be Euan’s first year racing with the seniors, having only just moved up from the junior ranks.
He’s excited to get stuck in and learn lots along the way…
“Excited would be a great word to describe my thoughts on joining Canyon dhb SunGod.
“When you’re young, you see riders at this level and it seems like a mile away, so to be racing my bike for Canyon dhb SunGod is really cool.
“I’m looking forward to taking the next step to reach my dream with Canyon dhb SunGod, especially being part of a team full of riders I have looked up to for a couple of years.
“I’ve worked hard and cannot wait to get stuck in to some racing after the lack of it this year, and I’m also excited to achieve some big goals with the team. It will be a learning curve but one I am looking forward too.”
Tim wanted to make sure he had a first year in 2021…
“This year is the only year I haven’t had a first year on the squad, which was something I regretted as I really like the idea of there being at least one space each year for a top junior.
“Obviously there were no results for the juniors in 2020 so it could’ve been a tough call, but I’ve known Euan for a few years and watched his energy and commitment continue to grow. He has made a lot of progress across 2020 and been in touch all year.
“He will have a steep learning curve across next year, but it will be fun and we are well placed to help him.”
Euan’s looking forward to the race opportunities next year and said…
“There are a lot of opportunities on the calendar, that I hope to meet my own personal goals for, but also achieve something whether that is with the team or my own individual results.
“I’m looking forward to getting stuck into some of the U23 specific races. I’m interested to see what I’m capable of and we will be going there with a very strong team so that is also exciting.
“I’m really looking forward to racing with the men and gaining experiences along the way, hopefully doing a good job for the team.
“I think next year the aim is to learn as much as possible and get to grips with the new category of racing. Obviously the Tour of Britain and Tour of Antalya are big races but I need to be realistic and see how I’m coping with the step up before I begin to look at the big races.
“But if all goes to plan, they are two races I would be super keen to get stuck into.”
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