10 neo-pros to watch in 2022

Plapp Vas Baroncini neo-pros to watch 2022
Blanka Kata Vas, Filippo Baroncini and Luke Plapp are among our neo-pros to watch next year (Image credit: Getty Images composite)

While a number of riders have headed off into retirement and the futures of some others are still uncertain going into 2022, what has been certain for some time is the signature of the next swathe of talented youngsters who make the step up to the top tiers of pro cycling.

We've taken a look through all the riders – in both the men's and women's ranks – who are moving up to the WorldTour and Women's WorldTour for 2022 and picked out who we think are the cream of the crop.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.