From Call of Duty to Giro d'Italia leadership: Introducing Attila Valter

Overall leader Team GroupamaFDJ rider Hungarys Attila Valter poses prior to the start of the seventh stage of the Giro dItalia 2021 cycling race 181 km between Notaresco and Termoli on May 14 2021 Photo by Dario BELINGHERI AFP Photo by DARIO BELINGHERIAFP via Getty Images
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This time last year, Attila Valter (Groupama-FDJ) didn't know where his career was going. The pandemic had left him short of race days and, with CCC Team set to fold, the young Hungarian admits that he had a few nervous moments. 

However, a win in his home tour, coupled with a strong ride in his maiden Giro d'Italia, convinced Groupama-FDJ to give the former mountain biker a chance to develop further on a grand stage. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at 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.