From silver at the track Euros to winning in Rwanda: Ethan Vernon's contract year is off to a flier

Three wins in four races is not a bad start to 2023 for the British sprinter, but he's only just getting started

Ethan Vernon
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Professional bike riders are used to travelling across the world for bike races, with programmes changing often on the whim of a sports director, or because of the vagaries of the track calendar.

However, there can't be many bigger gear shifts than the one Soudal Quick-Step's Ethan Vernon has experienced in the past week, moving from the confines of the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, where he was part of the GB squad at the European Track Championships, to racing the Tour du Rwanda in the heat and manic atmosphere of the east African country.

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