Interview: James Shaw

James Shaw has been a road racing revelation this season, winning both the junior versions of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and Het Nieuwsblad, as well as dominating in the National Road Race Series. CW caught up with him

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

How surprised have you been by your run of wins?
I didn’t expect to be winning UCI road races, but I had a good winter.

I believe you are another of John Barclay’s protégés?
Yeah. I know Cycling did a big feature on John, but I’ve got so much respect for him, he’s helped so many riders and he’s given me an amazing opportunity and chances like that don’t come around every day, so you have to make the best of them. Winning Kuurne at the start of the year was a huge confidence boost and it sort of followed into other races.

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