Ten Dam: Why I’m clean and a peloton that offers me more opportunities

In Calpe, as Belkin gathers for their yearly winter training camp, a relaxed Laurens ten Dam opens up about the ups and down of the previous year. It was a season that saw the Dutchman compete in GC at the Tour de France until a crash and a loss of form saw him dip outside the top ten. Nevertheless it was his best-ever finish in the race and one that has taken over a decade of hard work in the pro-ranks to reach.

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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.