'It's a surreal experience' - Meet the British teenager racing with his heroes

Oli Peace is stepping up in his first pro race at the Tour of the Alps

Oliver Peace at the Tour of the Alps 2024
(Image credit: Future / James Moultrie)

Nineteen-year-old Oli Peace will probably remember this year's Tour of the Alps for the rest of his life. The race marks a crucial milestone for the Brit: his first outing on the ProTour, and his first time sharing a peloton with his childhood heroes.

"It's weird," he smiles, speaking to Cycling Weekly. "Obviously I've been watching them on TV and you grow up looking up to them. Suddenly, you're looking across at them in the bunch."

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.