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It was some 24 years ago, in 1987, that Irish cycling hero Stephen Roche won the Tour de France; it was his and Ireland’s only ever Tour victory — if you can actually be so blasé as to use the word “only” in the same sentence as a hard earned Tour de France victory; the culmination of a life’s work and ambition for any cyclist.
Steve Thomas checks in with the Classics King on the state of Irish cycling and his team.
Steve Thomas chats with Libardo Nino, the 42-year-old Colombian climbing who is just two seconds out of the lead at the Tour de Langkawi.
"We got all the peas just right, but neglected the steak," says team partner Dave Brailsford on the British squad's first year.
This week's Tour of Britain features a star-studded field and a more challenging route than previous editions. Steve Thomas handicaps the favorites.
Catching up with Garmin-Transitions team riders, and brothers, Cameron and Travis Meyer. Both are finding their transition from track to road is going better — and faster — than expected.