Crockett had initially been chosen only for the highway race however after fellow Highlander Kyle Gordon’s damage within the velodrome, he was drafted in for the race at West Park in Wolverhampton.
His time of 52:42.37 was adequate for a provisional eighth after the primary batch of the sector had completed, earlier than the later riders noticed him bumped all the way down to twenty second.
Strathpeffer bike owner Finn Crockett loved his whirlwind introduction to Commonwealth Video games biking after a late call-up to the time trial.
The Ribble Weldtite rider mentioned Gordon had remained a constructive affect across the Scotland camp regardless of his absence from competitors, as Crockett tried to take advantage of his sudden expertise.
“I bought the call-up a few days in the past to do the time trial so I wasn’t too ready,” he mentioned. “However what an expertise. I could be considerably happy with my trip however I used to be simply absorbing the expertise.
“It’s such a disgrace what occurred to Kyle. I felt actually gutted for him as a result of time trial is a little more his fortay. I did what I may and who is aware of how he would have carried out.
“He’s been very nice. He’s nonetheless been across the village, giving us suggestions and making us snicker. It’s good to have him round.
“It’s a very nice household really feel within the Scotland camp however to have Kyle there, one other native boy, is good as properly.”
Crockett’s time in camp has been transient. He solely arrived earlier this week and as not too long ago as Monday, was competing in France on the staff circuit.
He will probably be again in motion in Scotland colors within the highway race, which will get underway at 12.30 in Warwick.
“I solely arrived a day-and-a-half in the past so it’s been all-go actually,” mentioned Crockett. “I’ve gotten the ball rolling with this and it’s been actually good.
“I’m actually excited for the highway race as a result of much more may probably occur there.
“I’ve been actually busy with racing the previous couple of weeks. It’s been extra road-specific stuff and to be on this Video games surroundings is all new to me.
“My mum, dad and girlfriend are all coming down this weekend; they didn’t know I used to be racing this till a few days in the past, so couldn’t come down. I’m trying ahead to having them round.”