'I never wanted to be known as the TikTok cyclist' - how Alison Jackson wrote her legacy at Paris-Roubaix

The Canadian tells Cycling Weekly how a day across the cobbles of northern France changed her career

Alison Jackson after winning Paris-Roubaix
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This exclusive interview originally appeared in Cycling Weekly magazine on 14 December. Subscribe now and never miss an issue in 2024. 

Alison Jackson has lost count of the number of interviews she has done about Paris-Roubaix. “I remember that week, I had one day of media that was eight hours,” she tells Cycling Weekly on a pub bench in East London. “People came to the Airbnb, we did a ride, and they followed me around. It was like interview after interview and sometimes I would feel like I was quoting myself.” 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.