The Secret Pro

The Secret Pro: Processing death, race motos, terrorism, extreme weather, and more

What a week for pro cycling. It’s with a heavy heart that I weigh in on so many recent tragic events. I actually had an entire column written for the boys at CyclingTips before the events of the past week changed everything, and put this all into perspective. Of course I’m referring to the deaths of Antoine Demoitié, killed by […]


The Secret Pro: Mechanical doping, sketchy finishes, and Katusha dodges another bullet

Welcome to the new season. And what a magnificent start we’re off to. Great to see we’re all doing our part to uphold the dignity of this wonderful sport. My God, excuse my French but I have to say there are complete dickheads who really do their part to ruin a wonderful sport. Top honours […]


The Secret Pro: the best and worst of season 2015

A few weeks back the UCI had a gala dinner to hand out awards to riders that had achieved great things throughout the season. That prompted us to present our own awards, feeling that the UCI awards didn’t really capture the essence of the season. Now, a day after his latest post, The Secret Pro […]


The Secret Pro: the off-season, the Abu Dhabi Tour and the ‘bullsh*t’ Doha Worlds

It’s been a few months since we last heard from The Secret Pro. But now that the season is over, our anonymous insider has found some time to share the latest chatter from within the bunch, to give his perspective on the heat of the Abu Dhabi Tour and to look forward to how 2016 […]


The Secret Pro: Post-Tour crits, Worlds and the farce that is the IAAF

I’ve not written here since just after the Giro d’Italia, but I’ve been busy racing. Finding time and energy to knock one of these posts out has been tough. Now that things are in a building phase for me I have a few moments to let you know my thoughts on the Tour de France, […]


The Secret Pro on the Giro: ‘There were days when you’d just despair’

With the Giro d’Italia over we thought it was the perfect time to catch up with our favourite anonymous insider, The Secret Pro. While this year’s Giro was a throughly entertaining spectacle from the outside, The Secret Pro writes that, within the peloton, the main feeling was one of frustration and despair. Quick question: who […]


The Secret Pro: Aru vs Henderson, the Giro and more

After a busy few months of racing The Secret Pro is back. In this latest instalment our anonymous insider writes about the latest chatter within the pro peloton, what’s been happening at the Giro d’Italia, reflects on the Fabio Aru vs Greg Henderson case and more. It’s that time of year again. The Grand Tours […]


The Secret Pro: Let the season begin!

It’s been a couple months since we’ve heard from The Secret Pro as an intense early-season race program have kept him rather busy. In this instalment, he speaks about how the riders feel about racing in the Middle East, the Hour Record, disc brakes, Lance Armstrong, Oleg Tinkoff and tells some of the young cowboys […]


The Secret Pro: Team Bonding, Astana, Unions, and the season…

It’s been a while since we’ve published The Secret Pro’s column and we’re happy to announce that it’s back. With the 2015 season only a few weeks away and pre-season training camps in full swing, he talks about team bonding, his feelings about Astana, the shortening of Grand Tours, and other idle chit chat.

The Secret Pro

It’s been far too long since the Secret Pro has featured here and I’m pleased to see him back. In this edition he gives some background to the Mick Rogers saga, talks about mixed up blood bags, Tour shenanigans, and equipment failures. Read it at your own peril.