Jake Stewart is on a mission: 'I felt like I lost my place in the peloton but I want to prove Omloop wasn't a one-off'

The young Briton scored two top-10s in the second half of the 2021 season after a strong start

Jake Stewart
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Jake Stewart is composed, but his frustration is evident. “I was going really well, and then I had the incident with Bouhanni, spent a few week at home unable to ride, and then, yeah, I just really struggled to find the level required in the peloton again.”

The Briton is referring back to the Cholet-Pays de la Loire race in March when, in a sprint to the line, French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni pushed Stewart into the crash barriers. He thankfully stayed upright, but fractured his third metacarpal in his hand. 

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