Bolton-le-Sands road racer Jack Pullar looks ahead to Commonwealth Games debut this weekend

Bolton-le-Sands road racer Jack Pullar looks ahead to Commonwealth Games debut this weekend

Bolton-le-Sands road racer Jack Pullar looks ahead to Commonwealth Games debut this weekend

First published in Sport

BOLTON-le-Sands cyclist Jack Pullar hopes the crowds come out in their droves to inspire his team to glory when he makes his first ever appearance at the Commonwealth Games this weekend.

The 24-year-old, who qualifies for host nation Scotland through his father, forms part of the six-man road racing team alongside the renowned road racer David Millar.

Watching on for the past week has given Pullar a taste of the games and the former Dallam School pupil cannot wait to have his bite at the cherry come Sunday.

"Seeing everyone else compete has made me more excited to get started," he said. "If the crowds are anywhere near as good as they have been in the velodrome they are going to be amazing for the road race."

And while excited at the prospect of helping to propel Millar, the only British rider to have worn all Tour de France jerseys and one of six to wear the yellow jersey, to gold, he insists its just business as usual.

“In other events seasons are based around the games whereas for me, obviously it’s a massive race, but it’s what I do every week,” said Pullar.

With the eyes of the world on Glasgow, this week Pullar met his teammates away from the rush of the city for a three-day training camp at Dunblane.

“We decided it was best to stay out of the athlete’s village because it’s a bit hectic in there,” he said.

“We wanted somewhere quiet to get our heads down, train and relax before heading to Glasgow.”
Pullar has spent the last week away from the hustle and bustle but was in the city for the opening ceremony.

"It was an amazing atmosphere, a once in a lifetime opportinty that made me really proud," he said.

Pullar and his team begin racing at around noon. 
 

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