Will e-racing generate a new kind of cycling superstar?

Movistar recently held a talent ID programme that consisted of a series of Zwift races designed to recruit 10 riders

Zwift (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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"Would-be super-rich cycling megastars wanted – apply within."

Oh, you haven’t heard? Cycling e-sports is here to save bike racing and it’s in need of heroes. Big thighs a requirement.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.