Brian Holm

Commentary: To prevent crashes, UCI should record GC times at 3km to go on sprint stages

Rider safety is a recurring issue that has been put under scrutiny a number of times in recent seasons, and it resurfaced once again during the Vuelta a España. Rather than issues of race vehicle accidents or unsuitable weather conditions, this time the spotlight was on late-race incidents involving GC contenders Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Alberto …

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Holm: ‘If Dan Martin doesn’t finish top ten I’ll cut off his ears’

Etixx-QuickStep directeur sportif Brian Holm has commented on the GC chances of team climber Dan Martin, making it clear that he wants a big general classification performance in the Tour de France. Martin was one of the strongest of the GC riders on Wednesday’s fifth stage, accelerating at the end and chasing Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Holm says Cavendish may need to pick and choose targets in busy 2016; Drop in level of teams competing in Tour of Qatar; Triple world champion Stybar to ride only one cyclo-cross race this season; Ochowicz states Richie Porte can win a Grand Tour; Spat …

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Holm says Cavendish may need to pick and choose targets in busy 2016

Mark Cavendish is determined to have a strong first season with his new Dimension Data team but, according to long time mentor Brian Holm, it may be necessary for the Briton to prioritise what he wants to do in what will be a very busy three months. The 2016 season will be complicated somewhat by …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Nibali’s anticipated departure from Astana at end of 2016 looking a lot less likely; “The most exciting I’ve seen in many years” – Holm predicts greatness for Etixx – Quick-Step’s young sprinter Gaviria; Pauline Ferrand-Prevot sidelined with knee injury; Androni Sidermec reveals 2016 jersey; This …

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“The most exciting I’ve seen in many years” – Holm predicts greatness for Etixx’s young sprinter Gaviria

He may still be just 21 years of age and to have only raced as a stagiaire thus far but, according to Brian Holm, Etixx – Quick-Step’s young sprinter Fernando Gaviria is a huge talent. The Colombian rider competed towards the end of the season for the team and made a huge impression on Holm, …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Sacha Modolo leads the Tour of Hainan after stage 6; Sean Lake wins back-to-back Grafton to Inverell titles; Georgia Baker wins the Tour of the Goldfields, Ruth Corset secures overall NRS title; John Degenkolb wins Saitama Criterium; How extreme weather protocols will impact the 2016 …

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Holm: ‘Kittel will return, and he will win races. He has something others don’t have’

He’s worked closely with Mark Cavendish for several years, helping him become the best sprinter in recent decades, and now he’ll try to bring Marcel Kittel back to the form that earned him eight stage wins in two Tours. Etixx – Quick-Step director Brian Holm has pledged to work with Kittel to overcome the problems …

How to look good on the bike: nine style tips from Brian Holm

To the everyday Joe (or Joanna) with no interest in cycling, we cyclists can be an odd-looking bunch. The lycra, the bright colours and the funny-looking helmets all make us a perfect target for jibes about our style. But if you’re one of us then it all changes. That funny-looking helmet becomes a desired item. …

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Trek Factory Racing confirms interest in signing Cavendish, Holm tips Briton for Paris win

Commenting on rumours linking Mark Cavendish to a possible move to Trek Factory Racing, the American team has confirmed that the multiple Tour stage winner is a clear person of interest. “What I can say is that he is interesting for us and any team,” spokesman Tim Vanderjeugd told CyclingTips at the Tour de France. …

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