A bleed on the brain, cycling commentary and emulating Bradley Wiggins: introducing Cofidis’ British prodigy Harrison Wood

Harrison Wood has taken the conventional route to cycling's WorldTour, but it hasn't been without its struggles

Harrison Wood
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It's gone mostly under the radar, but for the fist time since Bradley Wiggins in 2007, a young Briton is riding for Cofidis - yet he’s fortunate to be even doing so after a horror crash last summer.

Harrison Wood had been progressing steadily in the U23 scene across Europe for the past four seasons when in May last year the French WorldTour team offered him the opportunity to become a stagiaire from August.

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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.