Interviews

Ready to learn: Junior world TT champ Brandon McNulty poised to launch pro career with Rally Cycling

There are riders who grow into their talent after multiple years of hard racing and grinding training. And then, there’s Brandon McNulty. Last season the 18-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona, won the junior world time trial championship to cap his successful career in the junior ranks. He’s best known for his results against the clock, but ask …

Team leader at 22: Kasia Niewiadoma takes on new role in Marianne Vos’ WM3 Pro Cycling Team

The newly opened headquarters of Shimano Europe at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands served as the decor for the team presentation of Marianne Vos’ new team, WM3 Pro Cycling. Outside, the weather was grey and rainy but inside, floor-to-ceiling posters of the team’s recent camp in sunny Spain and the bubbly enthusiasm among the sponsors …

Right-hand man: Roche dedicated to putting Porte into Tour de France yellow

Nicolas Roche is in a new role, yet it’s a familiar one. For the past two seasons he was part of Team Sky and, in 2015, gave his all to help Chris Froome clock up the second of his Tour de France victories. Now, following an off-season transfer to the BMC Racing Team, he is …

Stuyven forging his own path despite past comparisons with Classics kings

The rush to find the next Tom Boonen is as unfair as Belgium’s post-Merckx search for the new Cannibal: such comparisons are stifling and place unnecessary and unfair pressure on young riders. Jasper Stuyven knows all about that, having himself being saddled with the new Boonen tag in the past. Glittering amateur results such as …

Contract secured: Nathan Earle in career-best form and ready to get back on the winners’ list

The final months of 2016 were challenging for Nathan Earle. The 28-year-old’s Drapac team was folding, he didn’t have a ride secured for the year ahead, and with a newborn child at home, retiring wasn’t an option. He also wasn’t ready to give up racing — he felt as if he had plenty more to …

No longer backing Contador, Majka stepping up a level in Grand Tours

He’s been a rider who has had to play second fiddle to previous team leader Alberto Contador but, following a move away from the Tinkoff team, Rafal Majka now has the opportunity and the ambition of team leadership in Grand Tours. The 27 year old Polish rider moved to the Bora-hansgrohe team over the winter …

Back from the brink: The merger that saved IsoWhey-SwissWellness and the year ahead

When the Jayco Herald Sun Tour kicks off in Melbourne tomorrow evening, four Australian Continental teams will be there, trying to make the most of their only Australian international race for the year. One of those teams will be IsoWhey Sports-SwissWellness, formerly known as Avanti-IsoWhey — Australia’s most successful Continental team. Despite everything the team …

Strength in “extensive experience”: How at 39, Katerina Nash is on top of her game

When Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team/ Czech Republic) lines up for the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Luxembourg on Saturday, it’ll be the end of a successful but long season. One that started on the top step of the cross-country mountain bike podium at Sea Otter Classic, saw her compete at her fourth Olympic …

Long-running Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com program well represented at world cyclocross championships

Not many cyclocross teams can boast that all of its professional riders are racing at this weekend’s world championships — but the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com program can. Run by former masters racer Stu Thorne, the team has been around the U.S. racing scene for a decade now. Thorne, team manager and owner, has been involved with supporting racers through his …

Mark Cavendish interview: Merckx’s Tour record, Sagan’s worlds win, growing up and chilling out

Mark Cavendish was a relaxed figure at last week’s Team Dimension Data training camp in Calpe, Spain. At times a bundle of nerves during the season, the Manxman was much more chilled out as he made his final preparations for 2017. He’s come off the back of a superb first year with his new team, …

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