National champion, Grand Tour stage winner, WorldTour rider - Damien Monier... Where is the Frenchman now? Well, from winning a Giro d'Italia stage, he's now winning the Tour of Guadeloupe and doing very nicely in Japan. Ed Hood found out more.
Last week we reported on the Canadian Everesting record, now it's the turn of Ireland and Ronan McLaughlin. Ed Hood caught up with the man in the Emerald Isle after recorded a very good time of just over 8 hours for the 8,848 metres elevation. On Thursday he took the World record.
Is virtual racing the same as the real thing? A win is a win and of it's a stage of the Tour de France then there is nothing bigger. Rally Cycling's Canadian, Matteo Dal-Cin, won stage 3 of the Virtual Tour de France, with pre-race favourites Elia Viviani and Nacer Bouhanni nowhere to be seen.
In the 70s there were a few riders from 'Down Under'. Australians were not so rare, but New Zealanders? No. Tino Tabak was born in Holland, but was brought up a Kiwi; he returned to The Netherlands to build a pro career to be proud of. Ed Hood found out more.
Dave Chauner was one of the USA's leading road riders in the 60s and 70s; an Olympian that raced all over the World. He is the man behind 'Team Trak' and his new ambassador is sprinter 'Super Star' Nelson Vails. Ed Hood got them together to find out more.
The late 70s and early 80s was a great time for cycling, there were many 'heroes of the road', not just Eddy Merckx, but a load of Belgians and Italians. Johan De Muynck was a classy rider, but he was up against the system that kept the top men... at the top. Ed Hood finds out more.