where are they now

Where are they now? Djamolidine Abdoujaparov

The other day, CyclingTips’ Matt De Neef met the most feared sprinters of all time, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, for a chat. The responses were both surprising, and not so…but you really have to know about the man who is Djamolidine Abdujaparov. For those of you unfamiliar, here’s his story…


Where are they now? – Matt Bazzano

Years before we used Bitcoins to pay our iTunes account, cycling fans in Australia rarely saw the world’s best cyclists. Race results drifted back from Europe in three-month-old magazines or were hidden deep in the newspapers, all part of the secret code of being a cycling fan. In this 1980s micro-climate of Sydney cycling, Matt […]


Where Are They Now? Scott Sunderland

In this instalment of Where Are They Now?, Jamie Jowett catches up with one of the legends of Australian cycling, a man who made a mark as a rider, as a team director and now as a commentator and cycling administrator. It seems silly to ask about Scott’s whereabouts when we often see him on […]


Where Are They Now? “Bulldog” Besanko

With the 117-year old Melbourne to Warrnambool being raced tomorrow I thought it would be appropriate to pay tribute to one of the races greatest champions, Peter “Bulldog” Besanko who won the Warny three times off scratch. Good luck to all 229 competitors racing tomorrow in one of Australia’s greatest Spring Classics!


Where are they now? | Clyde Sefton

“Racing is licking your opponent’s plate clean before starting on your own”, said Tim Krabbe in his iconic cycling novel The Rider. Kevin Clyde Sefton raced exactly that way, winning with not an ounce of his own effort wasted. Efficiency and results were what his rivals remember him for, some even jokingly called him ‘Jack’, as […]


Where Are They Now – Micheal Wilson

“If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, if all men count with you, but none too much; if you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, yours is […]


Where Are They Now? Danny Clark

Danny Clark’s racing career started as a 13 year old in Launceston, with a win in a junior Thursday night race out of town and back. Pretty soon he was developing his handling skills and sprinter’s mad-dog attitude with regular training sessions sitting millimetres behind the rear wheels of a log truck at 80km/hr as […]


Where Are They Now? Peter McDonald

I remember racing the 2009 National Road Titles in Buninyong. It was the who’s who of Australian cycling with a lineup of of ProTour riders including Mick Rogers, Mark Renshaw, Richie Porte, Adam Hansen, Matty Lloyd, Alan Davis, Baden Cooke and everyone else. It may as well been the entire rumoured GreenEDGE roster.


Where Are They Now? Stephen Hodge

When I asked Stephen Hodge what he thought his biggest strength as a rider was, he told me it was his Time Trialling. As twice winner of the Grand Prix de Nations amateur section (then the unofficial ITT World Championships), I was happy to take his word for it.


Where Are They Now? – Allan Iacuone

As most of you know I’ve been absolutely loving all the Australian cycling history I’ve been discovering. We’ve had lots of people sending us ideas on the “Where Are They Now” column that Jamie Jowett has been writing. The one person we’ve had an overwhelming amount of requests for is Allan Iacuone. “Al who?” you […]