17-year-old CX rider ‘catapulted’ into layby by tractor scores top ten finish at national champs

Raph Tabiner from Warrington nearly gave up racing all together after shocking incident

Raph Tabiner
(Image credit: Raph Tabiner)

Raph Tabiner, a 17-year-old cyclo-cross rider from Warrington, nearly gave up cycling all together after a shocking collision with a tractor landed him in hospital last year. 

Tabiner recently made a return to cyclo-cross and finished tenth in the junior men’s category of the British national championships last weekend in Milnthorpe, the Lake District. 

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

He has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the recent Glasgow World Championships. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world and interviewed some of the sport's top riders. 

When not writing news scoops from the WorldTour, or covering stories from elsewhere in the domestic professional scene, he reports on goings on at bike shops up and down the UK, where he is based when not out on the road at races. He has also appeared on the Radio Cycling podcast.