The new Evenepoel: Quinn Simmons takes the world by storm

UCI Road World Championships
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"My goal was to win, but if I were to win, it would be to do it from a long way out, and solo. I think that's the coolest way to win – you have a whole lap, basically, to realise what you've done."

Speaking in the wake of his victory in the junior men's road race at the World Championships, Quinn Simmons was full of great quotes, but that one was probably the most revealing.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.