Who is Kim Heiduk, Ineos Grenadiers' young German signed to bolster their sprint and Classics options?

The 21-year-old spent three years at the U23 team Lotto-Kern Haus

Kim Heiduk
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The start of the season always heralds questions like "who does X ride for now?' and queries such as "who's that riding for them?"

One rider who many spectators will be saying those exact words about in the coming weeks is Kim Heiduk, one of five riders under the age of 22 that Ineos Grenadiers signed this winter.

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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.