'I don't feel like I've got anything to prove' - meet Ben Turner, breakout star of this Classics campaign

The Ineos Grenadiers rider on his team's new wave, his stature, and being compared to Ian Stannard

Ben Turner
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In Armando Iannuci's sitcom The Thick of It, there's a supporting character called Ben Swain - played by Justin Edwards - who collects a host of nicknames from the other characters. They are all stupid and infantile, from Ben 10 to Bental Illness, but there is one that stuck in my head. It's silly, and obvious, but it works. It works for Ben Turner too: Big Ben.

The young man from Doncaster jokes that his stature helps his grandma see him on the television. 

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Adam Becket
News editor

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.