After powering to a sprint victory in last year’s race, Barrett now has his sights set firmly on a spot on a UCI WorldTour roster.
Speaking to In the Bunch, Barrett laid out his plans for both the immediate future and long term.
“I am young and hopefully have a long career ahead of me, but I still have a lot to learn in order to develop as a cyclist,” Barrett confessed.
“Locally, there are still a few big events that I would like to achieve good results in, like the Amashova Durban Classic, Ride Joburg and of course the South African National Championships.”
Standout performances in those events will certainly see the Shesha Fuels Racing rider’s star rise on the domestic scene and, possibly, garner the interest of some international teams.
“I believe getting good results in events such as these will help me gain more recognition both locally and in Europe,” Barrett said hopefully.
Not content to rest on his laurels, Barrett has definite plans to take on the best-of-the-best on the grandest stages in cycling.
“My long-term focus is on making it onto a WorldTour team and being able to race the best in the world,” Barrett concluded.