5.30am alarms, hot and dirty metalworking, 'uncle' Jan Ullrich and lofty expectations: meet EF Education-EasyPost's Georg Steinhauser and his fascinating backstory

One of the peloton's busiest riders is also the WorldTour's ninth youngest

Georg Steinhauser
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It’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever heard of Georg Steinhauser, one of EF Education-EasyPost’s winter recruits, but the first few chapters of what he hopes - and many people predict - will be a long and successful story are well worth knowing about.

The basics are that he is a recently-turned 20-year-old climber from Germany who's just the latest fresh face out of teenage years to join the WorldTour ranks, his new boss Jonathan Vaughters describing him as “potentially the most talented U23 rider in the world right now”. A winning margin of three minutes and 41 seconds on stage three of the U23 race Giro Valle d’Aosta gives rise to such a prognosis. 

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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 long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide 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.