Marc Hirschi sets target on Tokyo Olympics - but admits he will be marked

The Swiss admits that he will be a marked rider in 2021

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

One of 2020’s breakthrough riders, Marc Hirschi has said that the Toyko Olympics will be his main focus next season.

The Swiss was a relative unknown 12 months ago, but post-lockdown he emerged as one of the sport’s brightest stars, with a racing ability that looks set to pit him as one Julian Alaphilippe’s principal rivals in the forthcoming year.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.