'It's been a f**king nightmare': How Brexit is impacting the careers of British riders

From WorldTour to amateur level - some are expecting short seasons while teams may not want to take a risk on British riders

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All it took was a pandemic to forget about Brexit. As vaccines began to get distributed and people began to allow themselves to imagine life post-lockdown, January 1 2021 passed just like any other day - spent inside.

Britain's exit from the European Union came and went with less fanfare than expected, Covid-19 a more immediate threat to 'normal life', and anyway, Brexit had become more drawn out than a 247km-long Tour de France transition stage.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.