Ethan Hayter: 'I think everyone knows Tom Pidcock is the leader' at Flanders World Championships

The 23-year-old doesn't rule out his own chances, or Mark Cavendish's, and is nervous and excited about the British squad's multiple options for victory this year

Ethan Hayter
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Tom Pidcock is Great Britain's leader for Sunday's road race at the Flanders World Championships, his team-mate Ethan Hayter says, before adding GB have multiple other options within the squad, himself included, to try and deliver a first rainbow jersey since Mark Cavendish did in 2011.

While Hayter has steadily been transferring his track talents to making waves on the road since signing for Ineos Grenadiers, the recent Tour of Britain, where he went head-to-head and was narrowly out-juked by Wout van Aert, was arguably his most impressive tarmac performance yet.

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