What is it with 12-year-old bike racers these days? Xander Graham came first, in this video from the 2021 Tour of Britain. It was a heart-warming scene that quickly went viral in the cycling world. Maybe it was the symbolic passing of the bidon, but later that year, young Graham went on to become the under-14 Scottish cyclocross champion.
And now, while 2022 is still in early training, another as-yet-unnamed 12-year-old cyclist is going viral for the video of him keeping up the likes of Rigoberto Urán, Tom Dumoulin, and Laurens ten Dam—for 15 kilometres on a training ride in Colombia.
Who knows what heights await these young riders?
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