Why one British rider is shelving his sprinting ambitions to become a leadout man

Jake Stewart is heading to Israel-Premier Tech after six years at Groupama-FDJ, and is changing roles in the process

Jake Stewart rides for Groupama-FDJ
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Very few people come into professional cycling not wanting to triumph; almost all emerge from the junior ranks as serial winners, comfortably the best at age levels.

However, sport is often about finding your role in a bigger puzzle, and, more often than not, that means helping someone else win rather than chasing victory yourself. Very few people get to be serial winners.

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