Shaw: I didn’t feel valued at Lotto but I can’t wait to return to the WorldTour

James Shaw with his Ribble Weldtite teammates at the Tour of Britain
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After a three-year hiatus from the men's WorldTour, James Shaw is set to be announced by one of the top teams in the peloton in the next few days but what's unusual above the move is that Shaw secured the contract without the help of an agent or representation.

The overwhelming majority of male riders – and a growing proportion of their female counterparts – have agents to manage their contracts and futures. Shaw, who has raced at Continental level this year for Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, has negotiated and secured his own contract.

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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.