Backpacking, gastric issues and midnight snacks: The best unused quotes from the 2020 season

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Ben Swift at the 2020 Giro d'Italia (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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A journalist’s job is to select the best and most pertinent quotes from an interview to include in an article, with the unused forever residing in transcripts likely to be never seen again.

Usually, those quotes not deemed worthy enough of being published to readers don’t contain anything of interest.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.