How did Matthew Holmes make it to the WorldTour? By nearly giving up and not going mad eating salad

The Brit reveals how difficult, or not, it is to ride a Grand Tour, as he prepares for his second season at the top level of cycling

Matthew Holmes (Getty)

Matthew Holmes is just clearing out his garage for a turbo session when he picks up the phone.

That is the life of a British WorldTour cyclist in January 2021, currently unable to join up with his Lotto-Soudal team-mates at their training camp in Spain, instead having the time to reflect on his first year in the WorldTour as well as what the next could bring.

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