James Knox: Who is Britain's newest WorldTour rider, and why do the experts think he's going to be so good?

The 22-year-old has been impressing at the Abu Dhabi Tour, but should be even better in the mountains

James Knox tows the peloton along on stage three of the Abu Dhabi Tour

(Image credit: Bryn LennonVelo/Tim De Waele/Getty Images)

Eighth place at the Tour de l'Avenir may have earned him a WorldTour contract at Quick-Step Floors, but fans would have been forgiven for knowing little about 22-year-old James Knox at the start of this season.

That's until he started putting in some mammoth turns on the front of the Abu Dhabi Tour, drawing attention with domestique performances that have helped Elia Viviani to one stage win and into the overall lead after three stages.

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