Cavendish, Wiggins, Froome – established stars of the pro-peloton, with wins left in all of their legs. But what about when they retire, or disappear to an intense track programme? Fear not, we say, because the wealth of young British talent that is bursting through will ensure the long health of our sport in the country for years to come.
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It’s not just Britain though, as you’ll see from the quiz there are other nations with young stars making waves on the WorldTour stage. As the present track world championships are showing, there are a number of countries now competing for dominance at an international level as they head through the Rio 2016 Olympic cycle.
Back on the road, young riders are popping up and surprising established names, as was the case with Fernando Gaviria twice beating Mark Cavendish in Tour de San Luis sprint finishes.
Here we test your knowledge of cycling’s rising stars with this week’s quiz.