Ethan Hayter 'surprised' with Tour de la Provence second-place just weeks after recovering from Covid-19

Hayter finished 12 seconds behind Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Filippo Ganna around the 7.1km route

Ethan Hayter surprised Tour de la Provence
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Ethan Hayter is encouraged with his second-place finish in the prologue event to the Tour de la Provence, surprising himself with his level of performance around the 7.1km route at Berre-L’Étang.

Hayter's surprise would ordinarily be misplaced. After all, the 23-year-old became the British time trial champion at the end of the 2021 season, having already won the Tour of Norway and secured stage wins at the Tour of Britain, Volta ao Algarve, Vuelta a Andalucía and Settimana Coppi e Bartali. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.