Bevin predicts 2021 season will 'have the same sense of urgency as 2020'

Patrick Bevin (Israel Start-Up Nation)
Patrick Bevin (Israel Start-Up Nation) (Image credit: Israel Start-Up Nation)

For reasons we know all too well, making long-term forecasts or plans is probably not the wisest of actions right now for 2021. Rather, and as new Israel Start-Up Nation rider Patrick Bevin sees it, learning to live with uncertainty for another year is the only logical way forward for professional bike racers, including himself.

"It's been tough to handle, some guys came out of lockdown better than others, and hopefully we've all learned lessons from that. And I think basically the key to it all is to be flexible, ready to go," the New Zealander told Cyclingnews.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.