Quarterman hits highs and lows in pro debut

SAINTESMARIESDELAMER FRANCE FEBRUARY 13 Charlie Quarterman of The United Kingdom and Team Trek Segafredo during the 5th Tour de La Provence 2020 Stage 1 a 1495km stage from Chteaurenard to SaintesMariesDeLaMer TDLP letourdelaprovence TDLP2020 on February 13 2020 in SaintesMariesDeLaMer France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Charlie Quarterman's baptism of fire among the professional elite was going pretty well until he reached a brief ladder of hairpins in today's second stage of the Tour de la Provence. After that, on the rolling hills towards the finish overlooking La Ciotat, the Trek-Segafredo neo-pro found himself alone, fighting for survival.

One day you're the hammer and the next day you're the nail, or so the old cliché goes, but maybe in Quarterman's case, given that he went to the same school as Radiohead's Thom Yorke, it was more a case of Karma Police.

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