Friday Feature: Have a Nice ride with Mec’Azur

Nice is an all-year-round tourist destination but visitor numbers were certainly boosted by having this year’s centenary Tour de France in town. I found myself passing on the email addresses of my friends at Cycle Cote d’Azur and Mec’Azur to visiting cycling-mad tourists.

Okay, so I’ve written about the former but who or what you might wonder is Mec’Azur? All will be revealed in my interview with its owner, Anton Blackie. Continue reading

Tony Martin on how to win a time trial

Three-time time trialing is all about the head … You need to be strong in the head and you have to like pain.

Three-time individual time trial world champion Tony Martin on what it takes to win a time trial. Martin has also been a member of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step which has won both trade team time trial titles since its reintroduction to the Road World Championships last year.