28 Jan 2014

Comeback kid ready to set NZ Cycle Classic alight

12:45 pm on 28 January 2014

A year ago New Zealand cyclist Tom Scully could barely ride a bike and was in the midst of a more than year long recovery after a horrendous crash in Ireland.

Hitting a lamppost at almost 60 kilometres per hour after being pushed off the road, Scully ripped his hamstring from the bone and tore the ligaments in his knee.

Now the 23-year-old is finally back, winning the two-man madison alongside Paddy Bevin at the recent track world cup in Mexico.

Part of the New Zealand track team Scully's also a professional road racer, his comeback continuing at the New Zealand Cycle Classic beginning in Palmerston North tomorrow.

The Classic takes place over five days and includes five stages, finishing in Wairarapa on Sunday.

Scully will then head to Australia for the tour of Victoria with a New Zealand road team.