Since its inception in 1995, has grown to become the worldwide leader on the Internet for the sport of cycling, the number one summer sport in Europe and one that is growing in popularity around the world.

How did Cyclingnews start?
Cyclingnews was started in 1995 by Professor Bill Mitchell, a professor of economics from the University of Newcastle, Internet enthusiast and active bike racer.

Prof Mitchell (aka Bill) had a drive, vision and understanding of professional cycle racing which resulted in a site that delivered the news and results without fuss and in a minimum of time. His knowledge of the sport meant it quickly gained a strong following among the cycling fraternity. Bill was opinionated (usually right), passionate and dedicated to his sport by sharing results and news around the world.

Even in the mid-'90s, it took people in some English-speaking countries three weeks to find out who won races like the Tour of Flanders! With his experience of racing and living in Europe, Bill and his contacts started a service that found a waiting audience.

What started as a passion and hobby grew to the point that dedicated servers and high-speed data links were required - in other words, the site was caught in the Web's massive growth spurt. In 1999, it had evolved to such an extent that Bill decided to move on and concentrate on family and university, so he sold the site to Knapp Communications Pty Limited, a Sydney-based publishing company with expertise in Web site content and production. Of utmost importance to Bill, the company was run by a passionate cyclist who'd seen his fair share of races, normally from the back of the bunch (see the handover message).

Knapp brought the site into the 21st century, growing it from a small, niche web site to a world authority on cycling with millions of viewers from around the globe while still maintaining the passion which Mitchell had infused into the site. In 2007, he sold the company to the British company, Future plc, publishers of Procycling, Cycling Plus, MTB UK and

Who produces Cyclingnews?
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests.

The Cyclingnews online editorial team includes highly-skilled journalists and production editors based on three continents, such as Gregor Brown (Italy), Bjorn Haake (Belgium), Laura Weislo, Peter Hymas Sue George (USA), Gregory Johnson and Les Clarke (Australia). There is a highly-qualified technical editor in James Huang, based in Boulder, Colorado, while the team features senior European representative, Manolo Bertocchi, based in Italy, and our France-based online editor/correspondent is Hedwig Kröner. Other key European correspondents include Kirsten Robbins (USA), Tomas Nilsson (Sweden), Brecht Decaluwé (Belgium), Shane Stokes (Ireland and Spain), Ben Atkins (UK) and Susan Westemeyer (Germany).

The USA team is headed by North American marketing and operations manager, Steve Medcroft. Further, Cyclingnews boasts an extensive array of correspondents in many countries, as well as our photographers, including Jonathan Devich, Mark Gunter and Shane Goss.

The Teams Database is a key feature of and this has been produced since 1998 by Mr Théo Muller, based in Switzerland. This resource provides a searchable database of all male and female riders employed by professional cycling teams registered with the UCI.

And perhaps the most important thing about the entire Cyclingnews team? They are all active cyclists and have real racing experience.

About the publisher
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Cyclingnews contact details:

Web site:
Published by: Future Publishing Limited
Postal Address: Beauford Court, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, BA1 2BW, Great Britain
Telephone: +44 (0) 1225 442 244

European office - Belgium
Address: Gustaaf Callierlaan 60, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Telephone: +32 9 2333 299

Publisher: : Katherine Raderecht
Managing Online Editor: Daniel Benson
Online Production Editors: Gregor Brown, Hedwig Kröner, Bjorn Haake, Laura Weislo, Sue George, Peter Hymas, Gregory Johnson, Les Clarke
North American Editor: Mark Zalewski
Technical Editor: James Huang
Teams Database: Theo Muller
Assistant Online Editor: Tomas Nilsson
Senior correspondents:: Shane Stokes, Ben Atkins, Susan Westemeyer, Kirsten Robbins, Brecht Decaluwé
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