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1. Where he comes from: Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), graduate of the Dave Sanders school of motor pacing. Sanders is Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) head cycling coach and Australian junior national team coach. He "has followed the progression of Watson since his early teens."
2. Sanders behind: "He's been the one person behind me the whole way, from basically the first race I won as a junior he's been there and supported me and mentored me. I guess without him I wouldn't be the bike rider that I am today."
3. Setback: In the Australian Junior National Team in 2011, a full scholarship with the AIS in 2012. But it was not renewed for the following year.
4. Victory at the Herald Sun Tour 2012.
5. 2013 by Team Hoppla and excape: Watson didn't find well with the Italian amateur team based out of Empoli: "The location on the map was fantastic but the other things that went with it weren't so fantastic. It's always hard to integrate into another culture but when there's also other issues going on in a team house situation it's not the sort of place you want to be."
6. Synergy Baku and back in AIS program: "I just packed up everything and moved back to Varese. I want to give credit to the AIS program as they definitely helped me."
7. Dream team with young talents: Watson works with Caleb Ewan, Damien Howson, Adam Phelan: "There were so many race wins and everyone at the team got a shot at having a crack at winning races and doing their thing."
8. No pressure: "I haven't had a huge talent name like Caleb Ewan, but that's been nice as well because you don't have to deal with all the pressure that comes with that."
9. Trek: "My win at the Herald Sun Tour was the big one, I guess that's when talks sort of came up. Then I went to the Tour Down Under and had a few solid rides there", "Trek team was the one that was the most interested. I signed in August."
10. What's next: At the end of November there will be a three day team-building camp in Belgium, then a two week training camp in Spain. As far as races: Tour Down Under and Herald Sun Tour "...to race with the number one on my back… that would be pretty special."