Cycling Families: Kreder brothers

The brothers (image courtesy of slipstreamsports.com)

Continuing our series on cycling families, we’re turning our attention to the Dutch Kreder brothers – Michel and younger brother Raymond – who last week hit the headlines for all the right reasons: “Kreder brothers catapulted into contention at Tour Mediterraneen”. Yes, they’re riding for the same team, Garmin-Barracuda. Raymond joined his older brother Michel at the start of this season and already they’re turning heads.

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Cycling Families: Velits twins

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Continuing our series on cycling families, we’re turning our attention to the Slovakian Velits twins – Peter and Martin – who are riding this season for Omega Pharma-Quick Step and took part in this week’s Challenge Mallorca. The boys have always ridden on the same teams but one doesn’t get the feeling that they’re joined at the hip. Arguably, Peter is the better time-triallist and stage racer while Martin – who’s a few centimetres taller and a few kilos heavier – is more of a classics guy.

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Cycling Families: Argentina

Brothers in arms JJ (left) and Lucas Haedo (image courtesy of Roberto Bettini)

Have you noticed how many sets of brothers there are in the peloton? In some cases, they’re part of cycling dynasties who’ve been inspired by the exploits of their relatives.

We’re starting our ‘Cycling Families’ series during the Tour de San Luis where two sets of Argentinean brothers are taking part. Continue reading