The 'golden age' of cycling never materialised - but the UK general election represents a second chance

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The biggest news - in the UK - last Wednesday was not Georg Steinhauser of EF Education-EasyPost claiming a stage win at the Giro d’Italia, but instead, the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, calling a general election.

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Adam Becket

News editor at Cycling Weekly, Adam brings his weekly opinion on the goings on at the upper echelons of our sport. This piece is part of The Leadout, a newsletter series from Cycling Weekly and Cyclingnews. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. As ever, email - should you wish to add anything, or suggest a topic.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.