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


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.