How Scott Davies’ dream to turn pro in the WorldTour nearly didn’t happen

Scott Davies thought his dream to turn pro had been dashed by ill health and ill fortune, but determination and no little talent saw him taken on by Dimension Data. He tells Sophie Smith about his transformational year

Scott Davies in the 2018 Tour Down Under.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

On the verge of signing a deal with a WorldTour team and realising the chance of fulfilling a childhood dream to become a professional cyclist, Scott Davies thought of quitting.

Davies was in his final year of a long under-23 tenure when he began to question his long-held aspir

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.