Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is the Deputy Editor at GCN, joining in June 2023 after holding the same role at Cyclingnews, where he spent the first eight years of his working life. His passion for cycling took root when his dad made him watch the Tour in the late 1990s and was stoked while studying in France and Spain as part of a languages degree. He then completed his NCTJ journalism qualifications, got sent to the Tour de Langkawi on work experience, survived, and never looked back. He has since covered several editions of the Tour de France, World Championships, and interviewed some of cycling’s most prominent figures.

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Link to Injury update: Jay Vine walking, Vingegaard and Evenepoel operated upon
Jay Vine gives the thumbs up from his hospital bed

Injury update: Jay Vine walking, Vingegaard and Evenepoel operated upon

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Link to De Brabantse Pijl: Benoît Cosnefroy comes out on top
Benoît Cosnefroy celebrates victory at De Brabantse Pijl

De Brabantse Pijl: Benoît Cosnefroy comes out on top

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Link to Strava art on ice: Finnish rider draws a perfect bear on a frozen sea
The off-shore bear created off the coast of Finland

Strava art on ice: Finnish rider draws a perfect bear on a frozen sea

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Link to Paris-Roubaix: Mathieu van der Poel defends title with 60km solo exhibition
Mathieu van der Poel solos to victory at the 2024 Paris-Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix: Mathieu van der Poel defends title with 60km solo exhibition

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Link to Zwift Games hailed as 'biggest eSports event in history'
The Zwift Games have been hailed as a roaring success

Zwift Games hailed as 'biggest eSports event in history'

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Link to Itzulia Basque Country stage 5: Gregoire nabs photo finish win on unruly day
The dive for the line on stage 5 of Itzulia Basque Country

Itzulia Basque Country stage 5: Gregoire nabs photo finish win on unruly day

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Link to Full medical bulletin from the horror crash at Itzulia Basque Country
The crash held up stage 4 of Itzulia Basque Country for nearly an hour

Full medical bulletin from the horror crash at Itzulia Basque Country

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Link to Campagnolo unveils long-awaited first power meter
Campagnolo's new HPPM power meter

Campagnolo unveils long-awaited first power meter

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Link to Scheldeprijs: Tim Merlier takes revenge on Jasper Philipsen
Tim Merlier wins Scheldeprijs

Scheldeprijs: Tim Merlier takes revenge on Jasper Philipsen

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Link to Peter Sagan back in training after double heart surgery
Peter Sagan in his Specialized Factory Racing kit

Peter Sagan back in training after double heart surgery

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Link to Itzulia Basque Country stage 2: Paul Lapeira wins reduced sprint after late split
Paul Lapeira wins stage 2 of Itzulia Basque Country

Itzulia Basque Country stage 2: Paul Lapeira wins reduced sprint after late split

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Link to The real heroes of Paris-Roubaix? Goats let loose on the cobbles of Arenberg
The goats get to work on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix

The real heroes of Paris-Roubaix? Goats let loose on the cobbles of Arenberg

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Link to Michael Matthews relegated from Tour of Flanders podium for sprint deviation
Michael Matthews (left) was judged to have impeded Nils Politt behind him in the Tour of Flanders sprint

Michael Matthews relegated from Tour of Flanders podium for sprint deviation

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Link to Tour of Flanders: Mathieu van der Poel claims record third title with 45km solo
Mathieu van der Poel celebrates his third victory at the Tour of Flanders

Tour of Flanders: Mathieu van der Poel claims record third title with 45km solo

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Link to On the start line at the Tour of Flanders
Mathieu van der Poel makes his way to the start podium at the Tour of Flanders

On the start line at the Tour of Flanders

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Link to We tried Flemish beef stew and fries energy gel (so you don't have to)
Beef stew energy gel vs the real thing

We tried Flemish beef stew and fries energy gel (so you don't have to)

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Link to 'You can't do the same things and expect a different outcome' – Niewiadoma's new approach to the Classics
Kasia Niewiadoma in action at Strade Bianche

'You can't do the same things and expect a different outcome' – Niewiadoma's new approach to the Classics

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Link to The top 10 cycling climbs in Flanders
Flanders is host to an array of short but spectacular climbs

The top 10 cycling climbs in Flanders

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Link to Dwars door Vlaanderen: Matteo Jorgenson victorious with late solo attack
Matteo Jorgenson's delight was evident at his first one-day victory

Dwars door Vlaanderen: Matteo Jorgenson victorious with late solo attack

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Link to Analysis: Lidl-Trek are the best team in the Classics right now
Lidl-Trek forcing the issue at E3

Analysis: Lidl-Trek are the best team in the Classics right now

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Link to Elisa Longo Borghini sacrifices Paris-Roubaix in search of Ardennes glory
Elisa Longo Borghini finished 3rd at the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes in 2021 before winning the following year's edition

Elisa Longo Borghini sacrifices Paris-Roubaix in search of Ardennes glory

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Link to Lotte Kopecky attacks out of ‘boredom’ but SD Worx play it cool at Gent-Wevelgem
One of Kopecky's attacks at the Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday

Lotte Kopecky attacks out of ‘boredom’ but SD Worx play it cool at Gent-Wevelgem

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