Tom Scully has had an action-packed 2019. It’s been a season that so far has consisted of all sorts . . . literally. The only thing missing from his calendar so far has been a grand tour, but even that may be changing later in the year.
When Aaron S. Lee caught up with Tom at the Tour of Norway the 29 year old had been through a pretty jam-packed first five months of racing in the 2019 season. From Elite Road Nationals in Napier, Tom has been busy from Australia’s two big stage races to one-day classics including Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix. There’s also been a healthy array of stage races on the European continent with Norway, Paris-Nice and the innovative Hammer Stavanger event.
All in all Tom Scully has 37 race days to his name and he has the somewhat unusual distinction of having finished every race he has started. Only George Bennett has matched that tally of the World Tour Kiwi contingent, and only Jack Bauer has more race days to his name; now sitting at 45 after finishing the Giro d’Italia.
Several riders are now at the end of part 1 of the season, but for Tom Scully that first half may not be done just yet. The long list for EF Education First’s Tour de France team includes Scud, and the Kiwi is keen to return to the race he debuted at last year.