Despite being the tender age of only 21, Jack Carlin has really made his name on the international stage in recent years. 2018 saw the Paisley rider win double silver at the Track Cycling World Championships, as well as bronze in the keirin at Glasgow 2018 last month.

However, he is not resting on his laurels and already, is looking towards next season, where he hopes to compete at the UCI Track World Cup in London from the 14-16 December.

“The main thing about it is not letting hype get to your head,” he said. “It’s taking each day by day and not really thinking about the comparisons.

“Talk is always in the back of your head and it’s always the big picture and obviously the dream to go there and win Olympic gold.

“But as long as you keep ticking along day by day and doing what you can on that day and hopefully it will all fall into place in the future.

“When you first start, you don’t have a picture of what might happen, but I suppose as it gets closer to the Olympics, that thought of going to the Olympics and competing for Team GB is what motivates you day by day."

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