The Race for Youth

Riders are signing for the biggest teams at ever younger ages. And they're winning too. How will this effect the peloton and those who can't win the Tour at 21?

Remco Evenepoel
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"It's a weight on your shoulders, because you know you've got two years until you're the same age as someone who's won the Tour twice."

It's a thought-provoking view from the ranks offered up by British elite under-23 rider Tom Portsmouth. He's talking about Tadej Pogacar of course, and more widely the pressure created for riders of his age by seeing their peers win so big, so soon.

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