‘Bernard Hinault laughed at me’: Tom Gloag avoids embarrassment at the Tour de l'Avenir

20-year-old Gloag in the yellow jersey at the Tour of the Future but nearly came a cropper on the podium

Tom Gloag
(Image credit: Anouk Flesch)

Tom Gloag was able to see the funny side after nearly taking a tumble in front of cycling royalty at the Tour de l’Avenir

The 20-year-old Briton won stage four of the 'Tour of the Future' in breath-taking style, taking the overall lead in the process. After realising the significance of what he had achieved, the 20-year-old climbed the stairs to the podium to be handed the yellow jersey, although he very nearly made quite a dramatic entrance. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.