17-year-old Brit Josh Tarling: not boring, not bad on a bike either, after claiming silver in junior men's time trial

The 17-year-old Brit took silver, GB's second medal of this Worlds, in the junior men's time trial

Josh Tarling
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The press room in Bruges for the Worlds time trial events is held in the city's cavernous concert hall. There are no windows and it's almost always deathly quiet.

Therefore, as Josh Tarling walks out alongside the GB press officer I'm 99 per cent sure I hear him say "I'm a boring person", remonstrating with his minder after fielding questions in his first press conference of this magnitude, having claimed silver medal in the men's junior time trial at the Flanders World Championships.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.