It's Domestique Week on Cyclingnews

A key domestique duty is to collect bottles for your teammates (Image credit: Getty Images)

The loss of the so-called Flemish Cycling Week to the coronavirus pandemic leaves a gaping void in the cycling calendar, but this week on Cyclingnews, we're turning it into Domestique Week.

A peloton is made up of nearly 200 riders but only one can win and, throughout the week, we'll be shining a light on those who turn their pedals in the interests of a fellow rider. 

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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.