Daniel Benson

Based in the UK, Daniel plans the global website coverage for GCN and manages the editorial teams in the UK, US and Australia.

Prior to arriving at GCN in 2023, he was the EIC at Cyclingnews between 2008 and 2022. He held the same role at VeloNews in 2022.

Originally from Ireland, he has reported from over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several world championships across Europe, three editions of the Tour Down Under, the Spring Classics, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and numerous other major cycling events.

Daniel also writes news, features, and race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour.

Latest articles from Daniel

Link to Jasper Philipsen's future: Three teams still in the running, one week until decision time
Jasper Philipsen (left) on the Paris-Roubaix podium

Jasper Philipsen's future: Three teams still in the running, one week until decision time

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Link to Primož Roglič back in training but unlikely to be 100% at Ardennes Classics
Primož Roglič was leading Itzulia Basque Country until the serious crash on stage 4

Primož Roglič back in training but unlikely to be 100% at Ardennes Classics

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Link to Bora-Hansgrohe boss: We're looking for new superstars, not current superstars
The arrival of Primož Roglič (right), and Red Bull, has changed the game for Bora-Hansgrohe

Bora-Hansgrohe boss: We're looking for new superstars, not current superstars

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Link to Action will be taken after spectator throws cycling cap towards Mathieu van der Poel’s wheels at Paris-Roubaix
Mathieu van der Poel on his way to the win at Paris-Roubaix

Action will be taken after spectator throws cycling cap towards Mathieu van der Poel’s wheels at Paris-Roubaix

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More articles from Daniel

Link to Mads Pedersen: I wouldn’t even call it a rivalry with Mathieu van der Poel
Mads Pedersen and Mathieu van der Poel at the finish of Gent-Wevelgem

Mads Pedersen: I wouldn’t even call it a rivalry with Mathieu van der Poel

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Link to 10 riders to watch at the men's Paris-Roubaix
Mads Pedersen, Mathieu van der Poel, and Josh Tarling are among our riders to watch for Paris-Roubaix

10 riders to watch at the men's Paris-Roubaix

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Link to Remco Evenepoel out of the Ardennes Classics following Itzulia Basque Country crash
Remco Evenepoel before his Itzulia Basque Country crash

Remco Evenepoel out of the Ardennes Classics following Itzulia Basque Country crash

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Link to Vingegaard, Evenepoel and Roglič involved in serious crash at Itzulia Basque Country
Jonas Vingegaard before his crash on stage 4 of Itzulia Basque Country

Vingegaard, Evenepoel and Roglič involved in serious crash at Itzulia Basque Country

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Link to Adam Hansen defends Paris-Roubaix Arenberg chicane amid Mathieu van der Poel's public criticism
Racing through the Arenberg Forest at Paris-Roubaix

Adam Hansen defends Paris-Roubaix Arenberg chicane amid Mathieu van der Poel's public criticism

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Link to Classics revelation Laurence Pithie set to join Bora-Hansgrohe in 2025
Laurence Pithie (Groupama-FDJ) in action during the Classics

Classics revelation Laurence Pithie set to join Bora-Hansgrohe in 2025

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Link to Wout van Aert's Giro d'Italia participation still in the balance
Wout van Aert at Dwars Door Vlaanderen

Wout van Aert's Giro d'Italia participation still in the balance

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Link to Adrie van der Poel: Flanders is in Mathieu's top-3 all-time victories
Mathieu van der Poel celebrates in style after winning his third Tour of Flanders

Adrie van der Poel: Flanders is in Mathieu's top-3 all-time victories

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Link to Mark Cavendish out until mid-April as recovery from illness continues
Mark Cavendish last raced at Milano-Torino, but pulled out of the race before the finish

Mark Cavendish out until mid-April as recovery from illness continues

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Link to Magnus Sheffield lands sixth in Tour of Flanders after Ineos Grenadiers’ new generation shines
Magnus Sheffield wet and muddy after a strong ride in Flanders

Magnus Sheffield lands sixth in Tour of Flanders after Ineos Grenadiers’ new generation shines

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Link to Marianne Vos: I had to let go on the Paterberg at Tour of Flanders
Marianne Vos before the start of the Tour of Flanders

Marianne Vos: I had to let go on the Paterberg at Tour of Flanders

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Link to Matteo Jorgenson: I just ran out of talent trying to follow Mathieu van der Poel at the Tour of Flanders
Matteo Jorgenson was one of just three riders who were able to ride the full length of a rain-soaked Koppenberg

Matteo Jorgenson: I just ran out of talent trying to follow Mathieu van der Poel at the Tour of Flanders

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Link to Resilience, patience and power take Mathieu van der Poel to Tour of Flanders greatness
Mathieu van der Poel solos to a third Tour of Flanders title

Resilience, patience and power take Mathieu van der Poel to Tour of Flanders greatness

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Link to Visma's tactic for Tour of Flanders: 'We need to get rid of Mathieu van der Poel'
Visma-Lease a Bike's riders on the podium at the start of the Tour of Flanders

Visma's tactic for Tour of Flanders: 'We need to get rid of Mathieu van der Poel'

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Link to Soudal Quick-Step ‘have to be lucky’ in Tour of Flanders, says Tom Steels
Toms Steels helps Julian Alaphilippe re-enter the race at Omloop this February

Soudal Quick-Step ‘have to be lucky’ in Tour of Flanders, says Tom Steels

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Link to Optimism builds at Lidl-Trek ahead of Mads Pedersen’s return at Tour of Flanders
Lidl-Trek have been on the front foot the entire Classics season thus far. Can they keep it up in Flanders on Sunday?

Optimism builds at Lidl-Trek ahead of Mads Pedersen’s return at Tour of Flanders

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel: ‘I prefer to race with all the top riders’ says Tour of Flanders favourite
Mathieu van der Poel and Mads Pedersen will do battle once more on Sunday, but the jury is out on Pedersen's condition

Mathieu van der Poel: ‘I prefer to race with all the top riders’ says Tour of Flanders favourite

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Link to Marianne Vos: I expect SD Worx-Protime to be extra sharp at Tour of Flanders
Marianne Vos dons Visma-Lease a Bike's new special-edition track jacket during Friday's press conference

Marianne Vos: I expect SD Worx-Protime to be extra sharp at Tour of Flanders

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