No. 30: Joe Perrett
Last year’s position: N/A
Britain has a tradition of producing top time trial riders, and 18-year-old Joe Perrett announced his potential by winning the junior title at the European Championships in Belgium in the summer.
The Essex-based Glendene CC rider had finished third in the national junior road race (behind George Atkins and Tim Kennaugh) the previous weekend before travelling to Hooglede for the Europeans.
On a baking hot day, Perrett was the only rider to go under 35 minutes for the course, winning the title by 16 seconds from a rider from Luxembourg.
Joe Perrett in action
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