Simon Geschke: The most under the radar rider of the year?

The German Cofidis rider came third at the Tour de Romandie and almost won the mountains jersey at the Tour de France

Simon Geschke
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It is all too easy to focus on the serial winners and the top of the rankings when looking back over a cycling season, your mind immediately casts back to moments like Tom Pidcock on Alpe d'Huez, or Elisa Longo Borghini on the cobbles of Roubaix.

As a result, one often ends up overlooking those who have had genuinely great years, possibly overachieved or reached their best, but just didn't pass the threshold of what we deem as the true elite.

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