'The best in the world aren’t a million miles better than me when I’m going well'

We spoke to Matt Gibson after his impressive year on the track

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Few young British riders had as successful a 2015 as 19-year-old Matt Gibson. The teenager from Lymm, Cheshire, started his year with a bronze medal at the Track World Cup in Cali as part of a fledgling team pursuit squad, and ended it with a gold in the same discipline alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins at the European Track Championships in October.

In between, he made his debut at the Track World Championships and won two golds at the U23 European Track Champs. Not bad going for a rider who describes his year as “up and down”.

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