Gregor Brown

Doubts raised in Tour de San Luis

At the same time as the world watched the Tour Down Under unfold, the lower ranked (UCI 2.1) Tour de San Luis took place in Argentina. The race is beginning to attract some of the biggest names in the World Tour (arguably better than the Tour Down Under) but as Gregor Brown reports from Argentina, …


Attitudes To Nutrition, Weight, Health and Performance

Some of you may recall an article I wrote last year, looking at the potential problems encountered when cyclists become over-obsessed with weight loss. The consequences of extremely restrictive dieting begin with poor performance but can end in long-term physical and mental health problems. My observations amongst the peloton in Australia is that weight loss …


Bikes for Rwanda

With all the troubles that professional cycling is going through at the moment, the Tour of Rwanda tells an inspiring story about how cycling is doing its small part in helping this ravaged country ride its way towards a better future. Gregor Brown is currently covering the Tour of Rwanda and tells about how Carlo …


UCI Extends Olive Branch

The sports governing body, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) found itself backed into a corner this summer, but is fighting back with flower power. President Pat McQuaid has essentially been placing flowers in the guns aimed at him since the Lance Armstrong scandal erupted.


The roadmap for peace – from manifesto to action

The Lance Armstrong doping investigation forced cycling’s stakeholders to take a hard look at its sport. The resulting testimonies and documents revealed years of damage and possible corruption.


UCI promises changes, but seems stuck in its ways

The UCI promised cycling is moving forward today when it announced Lance Armstrong will lose his seven Tour de France wins for doping, but the organising itself appears stuck in its old ways, writes Gregor Brown from Geneva.


Q&A With Filippo Simeoni

Filippo Simeoni was first – beating David Millar, Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton – to confess and break the code of silence in cycling. Ten years before the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) case against Lance Armstrong, he testified in a criminal case against Michele Ferrari. The Italian cyclist admitted he doped and detailed Ferrari’s operations in …


Q&A With Paul Kimmage

Paul Kimmage spent last week preparing for a date with the international cycling federation, the UCI. He is fielding phone calls, meeting lawyers and reflecting on his 20-plus years as a journalist. This past year has had its ups and downs, or rather, downs and ups. After 10 years of service, the Sunday Times of London …


My Tour de France, the Haute Route

A few months ago I was invited to do the Haute Route by Will Levy of Two Wheel Tours. I jumped at the opportunity but sadly had to abandon at the last moment due to a positive A sample at the Tour de France after a big night out on the Champs d’Elysees (kidding of …


The Giro d’Italia al dente

The 95th edition of the Giro d’Italia starts in four days in Herning, Denmark. European cycling journalist, Gregor Brown, provides a quick insight to the allure of the Giro as well as the challenges faced by new race director, Michele Acquarone.


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