It should be obvious to any close follower of the sport that Cyclo-cross
is a growing phenomenon in the cycling world, but it often suffers as a
poor cousin to the road, track and mountain bike disciplines.
Helen Wyman made an impassioned plea for riders to think of Cyclo-cross as rewarding career path (Getty)
When is it a good time to get the old band back together again? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself when I heard the news that several members of the 1999 Tour de France winning U.S. Postal Service (USPS) team would be riding together at the 25 October Gran Fondo Hincapie.
Lance Armstrong (L) and George Hincapie (R) in their USPS heyday at the 2004 Tour de Frrance (Getty)
Tinkoff-Saxo has now published an expanded version of the “three Grand
Tours in one season” idea floated by its billionaire owner Oleg Tinkov,
and even with some extra meat on its bones, it still isn’t a
good one for the riders.
Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov with his Vuelta a Espana winner Alberto Contador (Sirotti)