Olympic champion Callum Skinner has today announced his decision to step away from elite track cycling after a successful 11-year career representing his country.
Glasgow born Skinner was inspired by fellow countryman Sir Chris Hoy to take up cycling in 2004, and in 2008 he was accepted on to the British Cycling performance pathway. Skinner competed representing Scotland in the team sprint at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, finishing fourth. In 2014 he once again represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. He came to prominence at the 2014 British National Track Championships, winning a clean sweep of four national sprint titles. In October 2014, he became European champion in the 1 km time trial. At the recent Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, this third for Team Scotland, Skinner took bronze in the Kilo.
Craig Burn, Chief Executive of Scottish Cycling said, “Scottish Cycling would like to thank Callum for his contribution to cycling both on and off the bike. From representing Scotland and winning medals at three Commonwealth Games, to championing safer cycling, Callum has done Scotland proud throughout his career. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours.”