I don't like it, I love it: Cricket at the Tour de France

Adam Becket recounts one of his oddest days covering cycling - so far

Tour de France Carcassonne
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Recently, for Cycling Weekly's review of the year, I was asked to think about the odder moments of my year on the road covering racing.

There was the time my phone broke while I was interviewing Mike Teunissen at Paris-Nice, meaning I had to drive to the top of the Col de Turini without a phone, and then had to rush back to Nice to buy a French phone that evening. There was the moment it snowed in Ghent ahead of the Tour of Flanders, putting the whole event into doubt. There was the day I spent in a team car at the Tour of Britain, which involved a crash and an encounter with sheep.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.