arnaud, demare, ride, london, surrey, classic, 2013

"When I was about 13 or 14 I would ride with my dad, my uncle and friends on a Sunday morning and we'd sprint for the village signs.

"I'd win a few...though I think sometimes my dad let me win." It's reassuring to know that such activities cross borders, that Sunday ride outs involve gallops for road signs, that dads let sons win and that even world class bike riders like Arnaud Demare started like everyone else - larking about on a Sunday morning.

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