Why hasn’t Vuelta a España sensation Juan Ayuso raced for more than 200 days?

It could be another month at least before the Spaniard returns to action

Juan Ayuso
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Anyone attentive to provincial startlists will have noticed a running theme in the opening months of the 2023 season.

At the Volta a Valenciana, the first European stage race of the year, Juan Ayuso was scheduled to compete for UAE-Team Emirates.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.