10 riders to watch at Étoile de Bessèges

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The European road season kicks up another notch on Wednesday with the start of the 2021 Étoile de Bessèges - Tour du Gard

The five-day event has seen a wave of WorldTour teams descend on the start line due to several other race cancellations, with Egan Bernal and his Ineos Grenadiers team rolling into town alongside strong line-ups from EF-Education Nippo and Trek-Segafredo.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.