Jake Stewart: You always enjoy the things that you’re good at

Etoile de Besseges 2021 - Tour du Gard - 51St Edition - 1st stage - Bellegarde - Bellegarde - 141 km - 03/02/2021 - - photo Roberto Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Jake Stewart, 21, picked up one of the best results of his career in February with second place in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The Groupama-FDJ rider came through the British track system but quickly decided that his future lay on the road and after taking the brave decision to join Marc Madiot’s U23 the young rider has flourished. With podium places in the U23 versions of Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders, Stewart’s future looks bright and Cyclingnews caught up with him to talk about his love for the Classics and why moving to France was the best decision he’s made.  

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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.