Red Walters: I think I can get to the WorldTour

Red Walters
(Image credit: Chris Wallis)

The global pandemic took an obvious toll on the professional WorldTour calendar, and while several high profile races were saved or rescheduled, the under 23 scene wasn't so fortunate. 

That left a group of riders without the chance to take part in key races and although many U23 deals were extended for an additional year many riders struggled to gain a foothold or a shot in the pro ranks.

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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.