With less than one week to go until the first round of the 2016 Pearl Izumi Tour Series gets underway we’ll be giving you an insight into the personal lives of some of your favourite riders.

With our 'Meet the Riders' series you'll get to know what makes the athletes tick, from their guilty pleasure to their choice of superpower as well as some of their cycling tips and secrets.

Next up in the series is Madison Genesis rider Joe Evans a National Junior Time Trial Champion in 2013. You can find his fact-file below:

General Questions ""

Full name: Joe Evans
Date of birth: 02/12/1996
Place of birth: Shrewsbury 
Pets: Black Labrador, Neville 
First Bike: Giant OCR 
Current Bike: Genesis zero 
First Race: A track race at Meadowbank track 
First Win: A different track race at Meadowbank track 
Best moment in cycling: Bronze at junior Euro’s Madison 
Worst moment in cycling: Puncturing with a mile to go in a TT 1 min up on the leader 
Pre-race meal: Eggs and porridge 
Post-race meal: Almost anything
Who do you train with? Taylor Gunman or myself 
If you weren’t a cyclist what would you be? Lawyer
What advice would you give to anyone who wants to become a professional cyclist? Just have fun with it!
Biggest Inspiration? Chris Hoy 
Hobbies outside cycling? Seeing family and friends, going out for dinner etc 
Celebrity crush? Megan Fox
Which three guests dead or alive would you invite for dinner? Felix English, Taylor Gunman, Matt Holmes 
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Flight 
Guilty pleasure? Taylor Swift
 
Either or…

Facebook or Twitter""
Fry up or Continental
Bath or Shower
Astronaut or Deep sea diver
Football or Rugby
Cinema or Theatre
Batman or Superman
Dress up or Dress down
Cats or Dogs
Long socks or Short socks
 
Favourites

Professional Cyclist: Peter Sagan
Race to ride: Junior Roubaix
Race to watch: Any of the classics 
Sport other than cycling: Rugby 
Film: Pulp Fiction 
Actor/Actress: Leo DiCaprio
Holiday Destination: Prague
All time sportsperson: Chris Hoy