Meet Max Poole, DSM's 19-year old from Scunthorpe who got into cycling through window cleaning

The Briton helped Romain Bardet to victory in his first race, the Tour of the Alps

Max Poole
(Image credit: Cor Vos)

How was your first day at work? Did it take you some time to work out the coffee machine, or find out where the toilets were? It may or may not have been scary, but it probably took some time to ease in, right?

For Max Poole, his first day was a little different. It took the shape of a 161km stage from Cles to Primiero, stage one of the Tour of the Alps. Just the 3693 metres of climbing to deal with on his first day ever with the senior DSM team - having seemingly skipped straight from the junior ranks.

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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.