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Lewis Askey – on Crashing in Paris-Roubaix and life in Groupama FDJ

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Bradley Wiggins is long gone, Chris Froome looks to have won his last big race, Geraint Thomas won the Tour of Romandie last year but that looks like a ‘last hurrah,’ whilst even Cav will have to slow down soon. 

But fear naught, the ‘New Wave’ of young British talent has already arrived, to give but a few examples – Fred Wright [Bahrain Victorious] was excellent in de Ronde, INEOS ‘Bens,’ Turner and Tulett are making names for themselves on the cobbles and climbs respectively, Ethan Vernon [QuickStep] has already had his first win for the men in blue and meanwhile over at Groupama FDJ, Lewis Askey has come close to a French UCI 1.1 semi-classic win and is always in the thick of the televised action.

Unfortunately, Lewis’ progress has been pulled up short by a crash at Paris-Roubaix – most likely caused by the dreaded disc rotor.

Crash or no crash he made it to the hallowed concrete of the velodrome in 42nd spot – no visit to the legendary showers though, straight to hospital for the 20 years-old who first appeared in our pages back in 2020 as a rider with the Groupama FDJ continental team.

We caught up with him as he recuperated back in England, a day or two after his epic ride across the pave.