'It's just not feasible': The uphill battle for Tao stagiaire Red Walters to even get to the Worlds start line

The 22-year-old had a place in the U23 road race but for riders attending solo it means carrying their own bottles and going along to pre-race manager's meetings

Red Walters
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"I won't lie, it does hurt a bit watching," Red Walters texts, despite the number of crashes currently spilling out of the men's U23 road race at the Flanders World Championships.

He was supposed to be representing Grenada (being the proud owner of two passports) but a number of frankly unbelievable mitigating circumstances means he's sitting at home in the south of the UK watching on television while his peers race from Antwerp to Leuven in the hunt for the rainbow jersey.

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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.