Cycling up 500 stairs and Primož Roglič parallels: introducing Jumbo-Visma's road rookie and next star Milan Vader

The Dutchman will combine both road and mountain biking through the season

Milan Vader
(Image credit: Jumbo-Visma)

Jumbo-Visma training camp, December 2021: Milan Vader walks into the hotel.

"I hadn't done any races with the team yet and I saw the room list and I thought, uff. My heartbeat started to race a little. I was sharing a room with Primož Roglič."

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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 feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly 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.