Days after being injured in an attempted burglary, young star Cian Uijtdebroeks suffered through Worlds junior time trial

The Belgian tore a muscle as he ran to trigger a burglar alarm after spotting an intruder on his roof

Cian Uijtdebroeks
(Image credit: Getty)

There's nothing the Belgians quite enjoy as much as heaping pressure on their young riders. 

Remco Evenepoel was the latest to be given the 'new Merckx' tag line, and 18-year-old Cian Uijtdebroeks is maybe the first recipient of the moniker 'the new Remco'.

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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.