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Breaking the world record in the 4km tandem pursuit at the 2011 World Championships, winning gold with Kieran Modra at London 2012
Breaking the world record in the 4km tandem pursuit at the 2011 World Championships
Scott McPhee has grown up cycling. By the time he competed at his first Paralympic Games as the sighted pilot for Paralympic legend Kieran Modra, Scott already had more than 10 years experience in racing.
With the opportunity to pilot Modra proving one too great to refuse, McPhee took to the tandem bike with gusto and enjoyed a stellar first year, when the pair won gold in the road race and silver in the time trial at the National Championships; then gold in the road race at the Oceania Championships, followed by gold in the 4km tandem pursuit and breaking the world record in the process at the World Championships in Italy.
One year later, Scott found himself atop the 4km tandem pursuit podium at the 2012 Track World Championships but not alongside Modra. Instead he piloted tandem rival Bryce Lindores following a severe car accident that left Modra unable to compete at the Championships. Scott played an integral role in Modra’s recovery, which eventually led to the pair winning gold at the London Paralympic Games.
Still a youngster with a bright career ahead of him, Scott intends on racing professionally for at least ten more years. Hailing from the Central District Cycling Club in South Australia, he is studying for a double degree in law and commerce at Adelaide University while successfully carving out a career for himself in able-bodied cycling.
In 2009 he was the South Australian state road race champion and has scored a place on the state road time trial podium every year since 2006.
Aside from Para-cycling, Scott also competed at the 2011 University Games on the Gold Coast, winning bronze in the individual time trial. He also posted an impressive performance in the Burra Classic road race in Adelaide where he finished second.