Scott Thwaites targeting the Classics in 2016

Since claiming bronze in the Commonwealth Games, Scott Thwaites has been waiting for his first pro win to take him to the next level. But he’s not panicking

Photo: Russell Ellis

Scott Thwaites dreams of victory in the one-day Classics. But for now it’s a case of learning to walk before he can run, and the reality of getting his first professional win.

In fact, Thwaites struggles to remember the last time he got his hands in the air at all; the Commonwealth Games road race bronze medallist’s last actual road race win was at the Tour of the Reservoir. That was in May 2012.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.