‘He’s learning fast’: Isaac del Toro, the peloton’s ‘best neo-pro’ triumphant at Tour Down Under

The Mexican has had raced just twice at WorldTour level, and taken his debut victory at the second opportunity

Isaac del Toro at the Tour Down Under
(Image credit: Getty Images)

There’s a precocious young rider on UAE Team Emirates from a non-traditional cycling country, who won the Tour de l’Avenir and has taken a WorldTour win in his neo-pro year. No, not Slovenia’s Tadej Pogačar, but Mexico’s Isaac del Toro, five years his junior, the new kid on the block.

Having never taken part in a ProTour event before, let alone a WorldTour race, Del Toro won stage two of the Tour Down Under into Lobethal on Wednesday. It meant he tasted victory at just his second attempt at this level. Life is easy.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.