George Poole

George is a Politics and International Relations graduate who joined GCN on a 12-month internship in 2021 but stayed for 16 months as they just couldn’t get rid of him. After finishing his final year at the University of Bath, George somehow talked his way into a full-time position and now joins the editorial team in delivering content for the website.

A keen cyclist since he was young and founder of the website, Casquettes and Bidons, as a side-project whilst at university, George's favourite spot in the sport is amongst the hustle and bustle of Paris-Roubaix’s Trouée d'Arenberg. Alongside self-deprecating humour, northern charm and his nonchalant smile, George hopes to bring well-informed and compelling narratives to the editorial team.

Latest articles from George

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Patrick Lefevere's Soudal Quick-Step are led by sports directors Klaas Lodewyck and Geert Van Bondt in the UAE

Patrick Lefevere: Tim Merlier is a calmer sprinter than Jasper Philipsen

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Link to Sam Welsford suffering from crash on eve of UAE Tour, but still well in the fight
Sam Welsford opened up his season in style at the Santos Tour Down Under

Sam Welsford suffering from crash on eve of UAE Tour, but still well in the fight

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Mark Cavendish already has one win under his belt this season, taken at the recent Tour Colombia

Mark Cavendish says Astana lead-out 'over-eager but learning' after first UAE Tour sprint

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Adam Yates will begin the UAE Tour as the firm favourite to take a second title

Adam Yates: 'We're coming to the UAE Tour with confidence and three options'

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More articles from George

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Brandon McNulty recently won stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Brandon McNulty: ‘It’s nice that we have multiple cards to play at UAE Tour’

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Mark Cavendish speaks to the press on the eve of the 2024 UAE Tour

Mark Cavendish: I never lose motivation, I love this sport

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Link to UAE Tour: ‘I don’t remember such a competitive sprint field’ says Sam Bennett
After two seasons back in Bora-Hansgrohe's ranks, Sam Bennett made the switch to Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale for 2024

UAE Tour: ‘I don’t remember such a competitive sprint field’ says Sam Bennett

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Link to Ben O’Connor considers contract options: 'I think you have to be open-minded'
Ben O'Connor won the Vuelta a Murcia with an impressive solo attack

Ben O’Connor considers contract options: 'I think you have to be open-minded'

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Link to Spain’s next Tour de France champion? Juan Ayuso prepares for debut in 2024
Juan Ayuso is embarking on his third full season with UAE Team Emirates

Spain’s next Tour de France champion? Juan Ayuso prepares for debut in 2024

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Link to Figueira Champions Classic: Remco Evenepoel rides to victory alone to kick off season
Remco Evenepoel has made a habit of winning in his Belgian national champion's kit

Figueira Champions Classic: Remco Evenepoel rides to victory alone to kick off season

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Link to Ben O'Connor claims first victory for Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale in tough Vuelta a Murcia
Ben O'Connor enjoyed a superb first day of racing for 2024

Ben O'Connor claims first victory for Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale in tough Vuelta a Murcia

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Link to Remco Evenepoel, Sepp Kuss and Adam Yates to make season debuts this weekend
Remco Evenepoel is one of the riders getting his 2024 season underway this weekend

Remco Evenepoel, Sepp Kuss and Adam Yates to make season debuts this weekend

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Link to UAE Tour Women: Lorena Wiebes wins stage 1 in expected bunch sprint
Lorena Wiebes looks almost unstoppable in bunch sprints, especially in the absence of Charlotte Kool

UAE Tour Women: Lorena Wiebes wins stage 1 in expected bunch sprint

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Link to Patrick Lefevere wishes Remco Evenepoel had targeted Giro d'Italia this season
Remco Evenepoel left last year's Giro d'Italia whilst in the lead of the race

Patrick Lefevere wishes Remco Evenepoel had targeted Giro d'Italia this season

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Link to 'Creating softies' – Patrick Lefevere shoots down Grand Tour innovations
Patrick Lefevere has seen it all in cycling, but is not a fan of the latest ideas proposed by the Movistar team boss

'Creating softies' – Patrick Lefevere shoots down Grand Tour innovations

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Link to Lidl-Trek: 'We are not worried about the Giro after Giulio Ciccone's surgery'
Giulio Ciccone is one of Lidl-Trek's flagship riders and has big ambitions for 2024

Lidl-Trek: 'We are not worried about the Giro after Giulio Ciccone's surgery'

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How cycling boosts the 6 indicators of a long life - The GCN Show

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Link to UAE Tour: Tudor receive wildcard, Adam Yates and Luke Plapp headline startlist
Luke Plapp and Adam Yates finished second and third overall at the UAE Tour in 2023

UAE Tour: Tudor receive wildcard, Adam Yates and Luke Plapp headline startlist

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Link to 15-day Grand Tours and rider substitutes on Movistar manager's wishlist
Eusebio Unzué (left) at last year's Vuelta a España

15-day Grand Tours and rider substitutes on Movistar manager's wishlist

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Could Saudi Arabia soon own a large slice of cycling? - GCN Racing News Show

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Link to Franck Bonnamour provisionally suspended for abnormal Biological Passport
Franck Bonnamour opened his season with a block of racing in Australia

Franck Bonnamour provisionally suspended for abnormal Biological Passport

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Link to Pinarello enter Women's WorldTour for first time with Roland Cycling
Sylvie Swinkels sits proudly beside one of the team's new Pinarello Dogma F road bikes

Pinarello enter Women's WorldTour for first time with Roland Cycling

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