Lukas Nerurkar and his dad Richard: 'He'd say cycling is tougher than running but I'd push back a bit'

EF Education's latest young star is the son of Richard Nerurkar, Britain's best marathon runner of the 1990s – how much of Lukas's success is nature and how much nurture?

Lukas Nerurkar and his dad Richard standing back to back
(Image credit: Richard Butcher)

This feature is part of the MEET THE MAKER series – each edition of which is first published in Cycling Weekly’s print magazine

There’s a new British cycling star on the scene – and he has quite the sporting surname. Twenty-year-old Lukas Nerurkar, a stage winner at the Baby Giro last June and riding for EF Education-EasyPost in 2024, is the son of Richard, Britain’s best marathon runner in the 1990s. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.