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Riders to Watch in 2023 – Archie Ryan

Ireland doesn’t produce many professional cyclists, but the ones they do produce are quality. Archie Ryan is the next Irish star in the making. The young climber has just turned 21 and he rides for the Jumbo-Visma Development Team, but he’s already had some opportunities to ride for the pro team, and he’s impressed in...

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Riders to Watch in 2023 – Gerben Thijssen

Gerben Thijssen has enjoyed a wonderful season, his first with Intermarché – Wanty. A few eyebrows were raised when they signed him from Lotto Soudal, especially as 2021 was a bit of a struggle for the sprinter. Immediately, they put together a sprint train to support Gerben, this train remained consistent throughout the season, which...

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Riders to Watch in 2023 – Reuben Thompson

Reuben Thompson started 2022 already with a professional contract in the bag, thanks to a hugely successful 2021 where he achieved many good results including winning Giro Valle d’Aosta. 2022 was going to be his final year in the under 23 ranks, but he also knew that there would be the opportunity to ride for...

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2022 Paris-Tours Preview

Chartres > Tours 213.2km This is the final race of the year for most of the professional peloton, one last chance to grab a win in 2022. The organisers continue with the gravel sectors, they were introduced back in 2018 and despite QuickStep throwing their toys out of the pram, they continue. This year things...

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2022 Il Lombardia Preview

Bergamo > Como 252.5km Well then, the season is just about done, but we’ve still got a monument to fight for. I love this point in the year, most of the bunch have no idea how their legs will react after a long and demanding season. This year we’ve got a change of route with...