17 year-old Westley Gough, who together with fellow New Zealanders Sam Bewley, Jesse Sergent and Darren Shea won the Gold medal at the Junior World Track Championships in the Team Pursuit, has been granted a three-month scholarship from the UCI at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. Gough is predicted a bright future in cycling, also by his coach, former professional cyclist Brendon Vesty.
"He's still so young and he's actually got another year to go in the juniors," Vesty told Hawke's Bay Today. "Even though he's had this success on the track, ultimately, I think his future will be on the road and I believe he'll become a really good professional. I'm talking about Tour de France level here, because I truly believe he has that much talent."