Ethan Hayter: I keep shocking myself

Ethan Hayter (Ineos) leads the Tour of Britain after stage 3
Ethan Hayter (Ineos) leads the Tour of Britain after stage 3 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ethan Hayter has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Ineos Grenadiers, with the 22-year-old coming back from a serious injury to pick up eight wins on the road and take over the race lead at the Tour of Britain after victory in the team time trial.

The second-year pro finished alongside Rohan Dennis, Richie Porte, Owain Doull, Michal Kwiatkowski, and Carlos Rodriguez in the Carmarthenshire time trial on Tuesday and now sits 16 seconds clear of race favourite Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) in the overall standings, but the road season as a whole has been a huge success for Hayter.

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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.