Geoghegan Hart sacrificing the highs for consistency

Two years ago Tao Geoghegan Hart turned down an offer to turn pro with Team Sky, preferring instead to spend another 12 months at under-23 level before making the leap to the WorldTour. The 22-year-old Briton has been touted as a future star for what seems like an age now and, with a solid first season at Sky under now his belt, his has been a measured rather than a spectacular rise.

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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.