Mario Chiesa stuck with the same manager his whole professional career and, more importantly, his manager stuck with him. As 'road captain' he helped to guide riders like Pantani and Chiappucci to some big victories. More recently he's been behind the steering wheel of nine teams. Ed Hood caught up with Mario to get his story.
Apr 15, 2021: Snow in Turkey! Brabantse Pijl, Valenciana and Turkey, reports and video. Armstrong used a motor? Amstel Gold teams. Groenewegen happy to see Jakobsen, Alaphilippe contract, Bernal to Giro, Nibali injured, Nonnez quits, Gilbert returns, Greipel retires and Blanka Vas signs. Tour de Romandie. Dutch team get corona vaccination, DSM Giro roster and you choose the Jumbo-Visma Tour jersey.
Holland's only one-day Classic was cancelled in 2020 and nearly didn't happen this year, but with a closed circuit and no fans, the Amstel Gold Race will go ahead this Sunday. Ed Hood gives us his 'lowdown' on the race and the likely 'Top Men' for the Dutch Golden Race.
Racing is not easy at the moment for any British based UCI Continental Team, the combination of Covid and Brexit have been a big problem. The Canyon dbh SunGod team has managed some trips abroad, Ed Hood caught up with Canyon rider Jake Scott to hear how 2021 has been going.
Ahhhhh - it’s spring-time once again. Especially for those living in northern climates, the weather is warming up, the snow is off the roads and it’s time to enjoy riding outside. But it’s also time for local flora to come out of their winter hibernation and re-activate seasonal allergies - here's some help.
The Itzulia Basque Country was won on the final stage, which sounds familiar, by Primoz Roglič. The Slovenian champion pulled the victory away from Brandon McNulty in what was a nightmare stage for the UAE Team Emirates. Spencer Martin breaks the Spanish race down and looks at the implications for the Ardennes Classics and the Tour de France.
Apr 12, 2021: We catch up with the final of the Tour of the Basque Country with reports, results and video. Lefevere not impressed by Alpecin-Fenix - TOP STORY. Rider news: Roglic, Declercq, Sicard, Davies, Pozzato, Van Dijk and Brown. Team news: Tarteletto, Delko and Cofidis. Race news from: Tour de France, Amstel Gold, Asturias route and Vuelta with Shimano. GranFondo Stelvio postponed and Jakobsen video.
Some of us - no, most of us - can be pretty obsessive over our numbers and getting the results into Strava and filling that Trophy Case is really important. But there are alternatives worth examining and one of these is Open Road, an attractive proposition that simply aims to replicate the real life experience of cycling in beautiful surroundings.
Officine Mattio (Mattio Workshop) is the largest Italian brand that you’ve never heard of, located in what I think is the most under-appreciated region in Italy for incredible cycling, Piemonte. Here’s the latest OM1, from the company pushing to keep cycling manufacturing INSIDE Italy.