On Monday we learned of the passing of Poland's top bike rider, Ryszard Szurkowski. The man from Lower Silesia came to prominence before the fall of the Iron-Curtain, but in those days the Russians and East Germans made life hard for everyone. Ed Hood remembers Poland's best.
The release of “The Game Changers,” a documentary about athletes switching to non-meat diets, in 2019, aroused considerable interest and some controversy. On the other hand, GCN's “The Plant-Based Cyclist,” a book that also came out in 2019, is striking for its low-key delivery of useful information for those considering changes in nutrition.
A Dutch amateur cyclist has been suspended for four years by the KNWU (the Dutch Cycling Federation) disciplinary committee for a doping violation. The rider tested positive for the asthma drug Salbutamol in an in-competition doping control on June 2, 2019.
The late Gary Wiggins’ sister Glenda Hughes, took to social media recently to remind us that some 13 years have passed since the big man from Yallourn, Victoria died under mysterious circumstances. Wiggins had many sides - depending on how you knew him - which prompted us to re-run our review of his European glory to tragic end.
A sea-change in entertainment has given us a brave new world of cycling-related videos that through their subject matter or length or lack of star power would never have appeared in traditional media. Wahoo Fitness has a series featuring off-road riding and the most recent of these adventures was released on January 14.
Tom Dumoulin decided last Friday evening to take unpaid leave for an indefinite period. He takes a break in his career, because he has not felt happy as a cyclist for a year. Whether he will ever return to the peloton is now the big question. We look at the circumstances and hear from other riders.
There is nothing better than some new cycling kit to give you some inspiration and having a collection of your favourite team clothing is sometimes unavoidable. Ton Merckx (yes, that's his real name) has maybe taken it a bit far with a collection of over two-thousand jerseys. Ed Hood found out all about Ton's wonderful collection.