Jacob Hennessy: ‘At first the WorldTour pros are like idols and then they’re kicking your head in’

The young Brit talks about his first experiences of mixing it with cycling's elite in the WorldTour

Up and coming British rider Jacob Hennessey has said his first month with his new Mitchelton – BikeExchange squad has been “surreal”.

Hennessey, who was on the British Cycling academy in 2017, raced mainly with the Great British team on the road at U23 events last year. He signed for the China-registered Mitchelton-BikeExchange, sister team of Mitchelton-Scott over the winter to focus on road racing.

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