Jonathan Vaughters reveals the bold decisions made to save Cannondale-Drapac team

Cannondale-Drapac boss Jonathan Vaughters reflects on one of the toughest summers of his life and how his team is moving forward

Jonathan Vaughters.

(Image credit: Daniel Gould)

The lunchtime drinkers at the Wheatsheaf pub adjacent to London’s Borough Market are wondering who Jonathan Vaughters is. “Is he the director of the Tate Modern,” one asks our photographer.

No he’s a cyclist, a cycling manager now. “Why isn’t he wearing Lycra then?” the punter asks. It’s difficult to know if that would turn more heads than the corduroy mustard suit and blue roll-neck combo Vaughters is sporting.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.