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In this extract from The Road Book 2022 , André Greipel examines the current generation of sprinters in the men’s professional peloton and picks out the finest exponents of the art for a closer analysis. The fifth edition of The Road Book is the definitive cycling alamanac, supplying data from every single WorldTour race across the Men’s and Women’s calendar, as well as essays and editorial from leading figures within cycling.
In the current peloton, it is nice to see so many sprinters battling for the win race after race. This is my pick of the top ten sprinters from the current generation. I could have written about another five – but these ten riders are always consistent, with a track record of delivering wins over years or even decades – and I had to make a choice. I hope all the sprinters I have omitted are understanding of my picks. So, here is my top ten. (Image credit: Getty Images) Caleb has his roots in Sydney. The son of a Korean mother and an Australian father, he spent his childhood in Australia. He started training on the bike at the age of eight, and by the time he was nine he was already competing. Having switched a lot between track and road racing as a young rider, he was conscious of developing a very high leg speed, and that helped him win lots of races in both disciplines.
I first became aware of […]
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