‘Quietly confident’ Ethan Hayter takes Tour de Romandie stage two win

British rider dethrones fellow track team pursuit team-mate Ethan Vernon to take GC leader’s jersey

Ethan Hayter wins stage two of the Tour de Romandie
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Ethan Hayter took his third Tour de Romandie stage win in the last two years at a veritable canter today.

The Brit also took the lead in the general classification displacing GB team-mate and namesake Ethan Vernon, who took the jersey with sprint victory yesterday but was dropped on the final climb of today’s race.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.