Who’s moving where for 2014? #3

The Tour de France has packed up for another year but, as always, its conclusion marks the beginning of cycling’s transfer tussles and contract clashes. With the rumour mill grinding, this regular column will try to sort the wheat from the chaff and work out who’ll be where next year. Continue reading

Friday Feature: An interview with RadioShack’s Maxime Monfort

When I first moved to the Cote d’Azur I used to regularly see a group of cyclists whom I dubbed ‘The Four Musketeers’. To me they seemed the epitome of professionalism and a credit to their team: always smartly clad, helmeted and on gleaming steeds. I’ve finally had the pleasure of interviewing all four of them for VeloVoices, with GC contender and former Belgian time trial champion Maxime Monfort now completing the quartet. I caught up with Maxime recently after the difficult stage three in Vuelta al Pais Vasco which finished on a 400-metre, 21% ramp! Continue reading

Friday Feature: Interview with G4 and Eurosport’s Petra Harangi

During last year’s Tour de France, many of our regulars were intrigued. Who was the stunning, long-legged blonde employed by Eurosport to interview riders and directeur sportifs? It was my mate and riding buddy Petra Harangi and it was thanks to her and Eurosport that I spent a magical few days at last year’s Tour. The good news is that Petra will once more be gracing our Eurosport screens this year – possibly as early as the Criterium International – and I’ve finally gotten her onto the VeloVoices sofa where she’s enjoying a cappuccino. Continue reading