Ethan Vernon: The ups and downs and the patience required en route to the promised land of WorldTour stardom

Part of the Tokyo TP squad before winning a stage of the Tour de l'Avenir, Ethan Vernon's time is nearly here

Ethan Vernon
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Quick question: how many notable Ethans can you name?

For film buffs, Ethans Coen and Hawke may spring to mind, but for cycling and sport fans it's been like waiting ages for a very particular fast, lycra-clad bus before two come along at once.

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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.