John Archibald On Making His Worldtour Debut At 30

Having made a name for himself on the track and in the UK time trialling scene John Archibald signed for Alberto Contador’s ProTeam Eolo-Kometa for 2021. He tells Vern Pitt about the suffering and lessons of his first few months in the pro ranks. ROQUETAS DE MAR, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 14: John Archibald of The United Kingdom and Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team during the 34th Clásica de Almeria 2021 a 183,3km race from Pueblo de Vicar to Roquetas de Mar / #ClasicaAlmeria21 / on February 14, 2021 in Roquetas de Mar, Spain. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images) Through the rain you could still make out the imposing yellow and black gilet on the back of Wout Van Aert in full flight. The Belgian was straining every sinew, pushing the limits of traction on the treacherously slippery Italian roads to hunt down his nemesis Mathieu Van Der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and Tour ...

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