Bike racing is all fun and games until you’re being paid to do it

In our weekly editorial, CW's Michelle concludes that breaking bikes as a cycling journalist is preferable to breaking bikes as a pro rider

Charlie Quarterman giro
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On Sunday, we published the news that 25-year-old pro Charlie Quarterman was ending his career as a bike racer, citing the stress of contract uncertainty as a major contributing factor. 

The announcement came as a shock: the 2019 National Under-23 time trial champion had captured our imaginations with multiple ‘almost made it’ breakaway sensations during this year’s Giro d’Italia, with Cycling Weekly’s race pundits believing that he might have done enough to get his way back into the sport's top flight.

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