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Pro and elite racer web pages

Edited by Anthony Tan and Gregor Brown

In the last few years more and more professional riders (and a couple of top amateurs) have set up web sites where you can keep track of their racing and general activities. These range in quality from Lance Armstrong's very detailed personal web site to basic sites knocked up by neo-pros; what they all have in common is an insight into what the rider thinks of themselves that's sometimes missing from the regular media.

The following list is all the sites we've been able to find to date — if you know of others, please let us know. As always, our email address is

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Sites are listed in alphabetical order by rider surname.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K |
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Djamolidine Abdoujaparov

With arguably the best name in professional cycling history, what better way to kick off the list. The Tashkent Terror enjoyed a chequered career, with drug suspensions and spectacular crashes interspersed with the odd Tour de France stage win (nine) and three green jerseys! This is a Spanish language site and features a detailed palmarés and photo library - albeit of varying quality.

Niki Aebersold

Tidy and up-to-date site of the former Rabobank rider, now with Team Coast. Not heavily pictorial, but it's nice to see the handful here are good Cor Vos shots.

Sloane Anderson

Another one of these guys who races 24-hour events for kicks, which are quickly (and bizzarely) gaining popularity. A good batch of bits and pieces, with a 'blog', race schedule and results, and photos.

Frankie Andreu

The recently retired USPS uber-domestique's site is friendly, simple and fascinating.

Cool fact: Frankie's advice on shaving your legs is, "the main thing is to not cut yourself and bleed to death in the tub."

Kristin Armstrong

Really well structured and designed website of the 2004 US women's national road champion, who found her way into cycling after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Contains a detailed and interesting life story with a separate bio, news clippings, regular diary entries, photos - it's all there, and thoughtfully presented.

Lance Armstrong

Big, glossy site full of stuff about the Lancer and not surprisingly, the most popular personal pro site.

Cool fact: Armstrong turned pro as a triathlete at the startlingly tender age of 16.

Unofficial but extremely enthusiastic fan site.

Kurt Asle Arvesen

Official website of a strong rider from Norway who is now in his prime cycling years. 2004 was in some ways a rebirth for Arvesen, winning the CSC Classic and the Tour of Denmark. The site is a good one, but there's still no diary entries and the news is taken from the CSC website, so it lacks orginal content.

Ronny Assez

Ronny Assez's recently given his site a makeover, with his content better structured, but still containing his quirky diary entries, news and travel stories, among other things. Worth a quick browse if you're bored.

Daniel Atienza

Swiss born, former Saeco rider now with Cofidis but carries a Spanish passport. This is a neat site, in French, with all the basics well attended to.

José Azevedo

Fan site of José Azevedo. The rider from Portugal is best known for his epic shepherding of Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France, even finishing fifth overall in 2004.

Even though the site is in Portuguese, there is plenty photos to look at, many of which have been artistically enhanced.

Magnus Bäckstedt

A user-friendly site from a people friendly person. Bäckstedt's rise in the sport of cycling has no doubt been propelled by his stage win in the 1998 Tour de France, and most recently, as winner of the Intergiro competition at the 2003 Giro d'Italia. Magnus' fluent command of English makes his site accessible to almost everyone, with his diary entries timely and honest.

Carlos Barredo

A young Spanish rider who made his debut into the pro ranks in 2004, Barredo made his mark as a neo-pro after winning a stage of the Vuelta Asturias in May of that year, breaking away from a select group of riders 40 kilometres from the finish to 'steal' his first pro win. His site's fairly plain-looking, but it's got lots of photos and background history on the young Asturian.

Michael Barry

This site has an attractive T-Mobile magenta frame covering some highly informative pages with an up to date race schedule and journal. Full career results are listed, plus Michael's commentary on his favourite training rides in California, Colorado and Girona.

Robert Bartko

Official site dedicated to the dual Olympic gold medallist from Sydney 2000 (4000m team and individual pursuit). Newly signed since with team Telekom, the neo-pro faces the transition to the professional peleton in 2001. Fairly basic site with bio, regularly updated diary and a few pics thrown in.

Ivan Basso

Official site of one of a handful of riders who is likely to become Lance Armstrong's successor at the Tour. In Italiano only, it contains quite a few interesting tidbits that provide a window into the world that is Ivan Basso today.

Fan site of Signore Basso. In English and not at bad at all, really. Not many photos, but a great in-depth biography, which is split between Basso's early years, his time at Fassa Bortolo, and then Team CSC.

Antonella Bellutti

Italian-language site of the 1996 Olympic track medallist. Loads of pics.

Stephane Berges

Extremely colourful official site of the AG2R - Decathlon rider. Somewhat chaotic in its presentation but everything you could possibly hope to know is here.. in French.

A Classics contender, or a flash in the pan?
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Rubens Bertogliati

A relative unknown until the Swiss-Italian won the opening stage of the 2002 Tour de France, landing him both the maillot jaune and best young rider jerseys in the process, Rubens Bertogliati was destined for a promising career as a Classics specialist, but since his stage win and short spell in yellow, the happy-go-lucky Rubens appears to have sunk back into obscurity. After four seasons with Lampre, he will be moving onto Saunier-Duval (formerly Vini-Caldirola-SO.DI.) in an effort to rejuvenate his career.

In Italian only for now (an English version is on its way), Bertogliati's web site is a good one, with a regularly updated news section, photo gallery containing over 100 pics (not surprisingly, mostly of his Tour stage win), and archive of press releases involving Rubens and his team. He's also happy to receive feedback, too, with an online forum and the facility to make comments about what you think of his website.

Lyne Bessette

Somewhat out of date fan site for the Canadian rider. Mostly in French, with a small area translated for English monophones.

Frederic Bessy

Unofficial fansite, but with a very organised committee! The site details the structure including treasurer and president. Fredo is a starter for Credit Agricole in the 2001 Tour. Seems a little out of date - in French.

Paolo Bettini

Il grillo (the cricket) has recently revamped his official web site and it's looking good. One drawback: it says that it's available in Italian and English, but the English version doesn't work yet. Bummer. So your enjoyment from Bettini's site will depend on your ability to read Italian. As well as a regular diary, Paolo's site has a nice selection of photos, Bettini trivia, palmarés and a fan club section. Some cool facts: his home town is called La California (a small village in Tuscany), he loves his moto-scooter and has a resting heart rate of 32 BPM.

Jeroen Blijlevens

Under construction.

Laszlo Bodrogi

A time trial specialist, Laszlo Bodrogi is Hungary's best-known cyclist. In French only (que?), Bodrogi's site is pretty plain and simple, with a bio, race program, palmarés and photos.

Chris Boardman or

This is a fan site, despite the name, though in these days of Internet trademark litigation you have to wonder how long that can continue. It's a huge, graphics-heavy single page, so making a cuppa while it loads is wise, but there's plenty of information here about Boardman's careers from his early days with Manchester Wheelers to his crowning Hour Record and retirement.

Michael Boogerd

This is Boogie's official fan site. There's plenty of information - both current and historical - to keep you informed and amused, including his bio, palmarés, photos and downloads. You can even buy an official Michael Boogerd fan club T-shirt. So long as you're a Boogie fan and can read Dutch, you'll love this site.

Tom Boonen

Simple, tidy site of the Belgian revelation from Balen, who surprised all (maybe including himself) with a podium position at the 2002 Paris Roubaix. Includes a bio, regular diary, palmarés, photos and a guestbook.

Wade Bootes

A great web site for the 2000 ABA (American Bicycle Association) and Dual Slalom World Champion. Australian born Bootes began his cycling career in BMX aged 7 and continues both MTB and BMX disciplines more than 20 years son. Bootes' journal is a great laugh - aided by some very whacky photos of some very bored bike riders.

Cool fact: Bootes is an Aussie who arrived in the US in 1993 with $2,000 to his name. He did the BMX circuit in a clapped-out van that needed a quart of oil for every tank of gas.

On his way to the gold gong in 2002
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Santiago Botero

After a very promising 2000 Tour de France where Botero won the mountains jersey and a world time time trial championship two years later, the Man from Medellin appeared to have what it takes to win a Grand Tour. Instead, 2003 proved to be a very lacklustre year for the Colombian, who must prove himself soon if he is to realise the potential many believe he has. This basic though well-constructed fan page contains a news section, palmarés and photos, as well as an update on his progress during Grand Tours.

Christophe Brandt

The official website of Belgian Christophe Brandt. For 2007, his eighth season as a professional, he is riding for Predictor-Lotto.

The website is in French, the official language of cycling, but there are plenty of photos to be seen. The archives go back to 2004, all years he spent in the Lotto formation, after starting with Saeco in 1999 and 2000.

A fan site for the Lotto rider containing all the usual bits and pieces you'd expect, including bio, palmarés and photos. In French only.

Florent Brard

French language site on the young Frenchman, pro since 1999 and currently with the Festina squad. Florent shows plenty of promise, with a close second in the 2001 Tour de l'Avenir and a 5th in the 2001 Tour de France prologue (100th overall).

Graeme Brown

Up-and-coming Aussie sprinter Graeme Brown is now online, so look out! His diary entries are almost as entertaining as his clashes with best friend Robbie McEwen (joking Brownie!), with the site also containing his race schedule, photos, and news items - all about Brownie, of course.

Katie Brown

Katie Brown started racing at just four years of age: she was too small for the mini BMX with 20" wheels and so her father had to catch her at the finish line because she couldn't reach the ground once she stopped. Brown, sister of Rabobank's Graeme, had her career put on hold in July 2005 when she was seriously injured in the tragic training accident that claimed the life of Australian Institute of Sport teammate Amy Gillett.

After battling a raft of injuries, Brown is back on the bike and has returned to Europe to race in 2007. Keep up to date with her progress via her personal site.

Sylvain Calzati

Official site of one of France's most promising young riders, who won the 2004 Tour de l'Avenir by the closest-ever winning margin in the race's history - 0.41 seconds from Swedish rider Thomas Lövkvist. In French only, but contains news, a race calendar, photos, and a supporters' page.

Oscar Camenzind

Official site, in German, of the 1998 world champion.

Jon Cannings

Describing himself as a 'near-enough full-time bike rider', this UK-based rider from Bristol is simple but reasonably well structured, with all the usual bits and pieces including a diary titled 'Jon's Chinwag'.

Sara Carrigan

Sara Carrigan's site is fresh and crisp. The black backdrop perfectly displays the white and gold font for the Aussie's diary entries. The website will be one to watch as the 2004 Olympics Road Race Champion approaches rides towards Beijing.

Cyclingnews likes the cool display of Sara's photos.

Dylan Casey

As for all of the Posties who have sites, Casey's is polished, professional and up-to-date.

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish from Isle of Man blasted on the scene in 2007 by out-sprinting Robbie McEwen in the 1.HC Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen. His website displays his list of palmarès, including Gold in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and upcoming races. The pages are clean and simple, making it a Cyclingnews favourite.

Mirko Celestino

Official site of the 1999 Tour of Lombardy winner. Contains a solid summary of the Saeco rider's career highlights, with up to date news and a few pics.

Danny Chew

A former pro road racer, Chew now competes in the even tougher (some would say mad) world of ultramarathon road racing. He won Race Across America in 1996 and 1999, was second last year and aims to ride a million miles before he dies. He's about halfway there.

Gerald Ciolek

Make way for the German sprint talent Gerald Ciolek. Taking the German championships over Zabel in 2005 and the U23 Worlds in 2006 make Ciolek's site worth a look-n-see. The young-gun keeps his pages updated in his native language so you may need to find a good online translator.

Mario Cipollini

'Super Mario' finally has his very own web site. Early teething problems appear to have been sorted out, although it needs Flash. The very professional looking site features the Lion King's palmarés (154 victories to date), race calendar and some interesting photos - we like the one with Cipo (Superman) and Wonderwoman!

Aurelien Clerc

web site of the Quick Step-Davitamon rider who had a very good 2002 road season and could become a solid Classics rider a few years from now. In French only.

Marion Clignet

Official site of the former French track World Champion - in French only. A little skinny on her career information, but focuses primarily on her involvement in the promotion of women's sport.

Baden Cooke

Finally - Cookie's web site is now available in his own language - English!

The official site of the relevatory sprinter from Victoria, who has proven that determination, speed and class will eventually get you a ride on a Division 1 pro team no matter what the circumstances. Bad boy Baden is one of the new breed of sprinters that will follow in the footsteps of riders like Zabel, Steels and Kirsipuu, and has already caused fear in the peloton during his short career at His main objectives for the 2003 season are Milan-San Remo (La Primavera Rosa) and the Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen).

Nicole Cooke

The prodigiously talented rider from South Wales and multiple world champion certainly has her act together at an early age. A superbly designed and presented web site that pays homage to a girl who just can't seem to stop winning - a great problem to have in life!

Cool fact: Nicole was triple Junior World Champion in 2001 - on the road, time trial and MTB. Scary rider!

Fausto Coppi

This indefatigable Italian rider captured the imagination of postwar Italy in a way that indelibly branded cycle racing into the national psyche. His legendary rivalry with Gino Bartali polarised the tifosi and his Giro/Tour double in 1949 and 1952 was not equaled by an Italian until Marco Pantani's triumphant 1998 season.

Cool feature: Try going into the site through a google search and translating. Apparently 'Coppi' is Italian for 'Goblets' so Goblets becomes the hero of the story - quite amusing!

Steven Cozza

Steven Cozza joined the USA Pro Team TIAA CREF in June 2006. The American will spend his first full season with the squad, now named Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle, in 2007.

Everything's now in order for Dotsie
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Dotsie Cowden

Five years ago, former model Dotsie Cowden overcame severe eating disorders and a cocaine habit and ascended through the ranks on her way to becoming an professional cyclist. Cowden has only recently revealed her inspiring personal story that can now be read on her web site, which includes a remarkably swift ascent from beginner to elite professional athlete and Olympic hopeful.

Her site includes a biography, a personal journal account about her battle over anorexia and bulimia, a news section with the latest information about her activities, a personal coaching section that is geared towards new female riders and racers, and a photo gallery that contains images of the highly photogenic Cowden on and off the bike. There's also a section titled "A.H.E.D", standing for Athletes Healing Eating Disorders, which provides useful information about where to go for help if you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder.

Mike Creed
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Mike Creed

Official web site of a hugely talented young road rider from the US. Mike Creed's long-time speciality has been the time trial, but the kid from Colorado Springs has also developed into a handy climber, which bodes well for his future as a stage racer.

The site's a little light on content for now, but there's potential. Creed's journal entries are good for a laugh, and there's a small but nice selection of pics. Although only in his early 20s, Creed already has an extensive palmarés (he's a 20-time national champion!) that will undoubtedly grow larger as time goes on.

Damiano Cunego

Italian cycling's newest star Damiano Cunego now has his own spot on the web. The site features a biography, forums, photos, a fan club area - and a sequence of Cunego's identity card photos since 1992, which is not the usual thing you find on a pro rider's site.

Tjarco Cuppens

Web site of this rather handy and versatile Dutch pro, who rides on the road and track.

Paul Curran

A site dedicated to British rider Paul Curran, who was one of the best British pros in the 80s and early-to-mid 90s, winning the Commonwealth Games road race and team time trial in 1986 and 28 national championships, as well as Australia's most famous one-day race, the Grafton to Inverell Classic, in 1985.

Doug Driscoll, Curran's brother in-law, has painstakingly searched through the archives to come up with a comprehensive listing of his palmarés and photos archive from 1975 to 1996, along with race reports from many of his gold medal-winning performances. A true labour of love.

Gunn-Rita tries some new headwear
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Gunn-Rita Dahle

A classy-looking site for a classy lady: Gunn-Rita Dahle. The multiple national MTB champion and 2002 world MTB champion continued her run of success in 2003 after consistent performances on the World Cup circuit saw her finish at the top of the leaderboard and keep her vertical rainbow-striped jersey. Mostly in English but with a few bits in Norweigan, the streamlined site contains all the usual bits and pieces you'd expect from a former world champ plus a few more, including regular news items, palmarés, race schedule and what Gunn-Rita thought were some of best moments from her season.

Cool fact: Gunn-Rita loves to gunn-it on the bike, but like most women, she hates breaking her nails!

Tom Danielson

Superb site of the new climbing sensation who smashed Tyler Hamilton's record in the Mt Washington hillclimb. Danielson is set to ride for the Saturn Cycling Team in 2003, with ambitions of racing in Europe. The site is excellent, with a great bio, weekly news updates, photos, race schedule and comments from his partner, Kristen Johnson, also a champion cyclist. Click here for an interview with Tom Danielson.

Cool fact: Both Danielson and his partner Kristen Johnson are 2002 Collegiate MTB National Champions. A powerful couple.

de Jongh on his way to winning the E3 Prijs
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Steven de Jongh

A very basic site that doesn't really befit a rider of de Jongh's quality or abilities, who won the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen in 2003 and is twice a winner of Veenendaal-Veenendaal, but a site nonetheless. Contains a short bio (appropriately named 'Who is Steven de Jongh'), a detailed palmarés, and some recent photos.

Doin' it for NZ
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Julian Dean

New-look site of the experienced pro roadie from New Zealand, who gave his country its best-ever result at the 2002 world road championships in Zolder, finishing in 10th place behind an unbeatable Mario Cipollini. The best part's the diary with his typically dry Kiwi humour, with a nice selection of photos from Graham Watson.


Outsmarted Armstrong at the 2001 Amstel
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Erik Dekker

A great official site for the 2001 World Cup champion and winner in countless other races, including Tirreno-Adriatico, Amstel Gold, San Sebastian, Ronde Van Nederland (twice) and four stages of the Tour de France. When Dekker hits his stride, the crafty Dutchman is one of the most exciting modern-day riders to watch because of his tenacity, opportunism and pure aggression.

Dekker's web site is packed full of stuff, split into three sections - news, information, and interactive - featuring very regular news updates (often twice-weekly), a diary, oodles of historical information on Erik and his family, a swag of interviews, downloads, a forum and loads more.

Unofficial site, Dutch language. Fairly basic with palmarés, biography and a few photos of the star of Rabobank's 2000 TDF campaign.

Pedro Delagdo

One of the more detailed sites we have com across, featuring the 1988 Tour winners career on a year by year basis from 1982 until 1994. Contains a good photo library, pre 1982 bio, curiosities and palmarés.

Cool fact: Delgado's peak yearly mileage was 31,000 km in 1992, 4,500 more than in his Tour triumph year of 1988.

Danilo Di Luca

Official site of the Cantina Tollo rider and Italian heart-throb. Very stylish, lots of pics and solid info.

Cool fact: Tapes of Di Luca's victories helped bring a young Italian out of a motorcycle crash-induced coma in early 2000.

Charles Dionne

An unofficial web site for Charles Dionne, the Canadian roadie who shot to fame after winning the 2002 San Francisco GP, ahead of riders like Lance Armstrong and George Hincapie. Simple, but informative, comprised mostly of news clippings and results.

Leigh Donovan

The 1995 World downhill champion's site offers a good batch of high-quality pics and Donovan's extensive palmarés.

Dean Downing

Web site of the 2002 British criterium champion, who has been living and racing in Belgium the last three years, riding for the John Saey Cycling Team, and has just signed with Cat 3 British Team, Life Repair Group-Litespeed, for the coming 2004 season. Simple and neat, including a race diary, photo gallery and regular news updates.

Still going strong: Laurent Dufaux
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Laurent Dufaux

Official website of this veteran pro of more than 13 years. Dufaux may well be past his best (his finest years were with ONCE and Festina, the latter almost ending his career after the drugs scandal at the '98 Tour de France), but the unassuming Swiss has now evolved into a domestique du luxe. The site is very new, with virtually nothing from his early days, so don't expect to see photos or tidbits from his time with ONCE, but it does contain fairly regular news items, a detailed palmarés and some recent photos.

Unofficial site of the Swiss all rounder who rides for Allessio in 2002 after three unpredictable years with Saeco. In German.

Alison Dunlap

Official site of the 2001 World MTB Champion. Easy to read and navigate, and plenty of interesting stories from a veteran of the fat tyre scene. Comprehensive bio, great diary, race schedule with results, photos - it's all there - so long as you're a fan of Alison Dunlap.

Jacky Durand or

Two fan sites for the most blatantly aggressive rider of the 90s. The first was created by German fans and is available in German, English and French, with the French version also containing a special news section. The second is an extensive French language site that's regularly updated.

Christophe Edaleine

The official site of the young French professional who rides for Jean Delatour. Very comprehensive, although exclusive as well - it's only in French. Contains a full bio and palmarés, news updates on Edaleine and the team, his race schedule, photos and a forum. It even his a table showing the number of kilometres he's ridden - a tad over 25,000 km in the 12 months to September 2002. Keep pedalling, Christophe!

Bernhard Eisel

New website of a promising Division I rider from Austria. In Dutch and English, Eisel's site is akin to his creative personality, with all the usual stuff like his palmarés, photos and bio, as well as some nice tidbits, like the story of how he wanted to be like his brother when growing up, as well as a few videos; there's even a competition to win a VIP package to the Grazer Altstadtkriterium!

Cadel Evans

In February 2004 Cadel launched a new web site in time for his next season with T-Mobile, a season that will be trouble-free, one certainly hopes. The new site features the colour magenta, given the T-Mobile connection, and a refreshingly simple yet elegant design.

Peter Farazijn

Looks like this is the official web site of the solid Classics rider and Cofidis domestique from Diksmuide, Belgium. Updated regularly, but available only in Flemish, Farazijn's site contains plenty of information, including news, photos, interviews - even the number of kilometres he's ridden the last 12 years! From the looks of things, the more Peter rides, the better he goes; in 2000 - the year he rode the most - Farazijn had his best ever season, with top 10s at Flèche Wallonne, Gent-Wevelgem and San Sebastian, as well as 12th place at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Unofficial fansite on the Belgian Cofidis rider. Plenty of info including palmarés, bio and a few pics but hasn't been updated for a while.

Laurent Fignon

While simple in design and functionality, this web site pays due homage to the two-time winner of the Tour de France. Containing a full listing of Fignon's palmarés, a few press clippings (including a video interview) and - by far the most valuable resource - an extensive photo collection of Fignon's greatest moments on the bike from 1982 to 1993.

Sad but true: Fignon's career - unfortunately for him - is probably best remembered for his soul-destroying loss on the streets of Paris in 1989 to Greg Lemond, as the aero-bar equipped American time trialled his way to the second of three TdF victories by the smallest ever Tour winning margin: a mere 8 seconds.

Juan Antonio Flecha

Much improved Web site of this former winner of the Championship of Zurich and Tour de France stage victor. In recent years, Flecha's finally starting to show his ability in the Classics, and this new, spiffy site reflects the belief that sooner rather than later, he'll hit the big time.

Dan Fleeman

Young United Kingdom professional rider Dan Fleeman has joined our very own Professional Continental squad for 2007. His website will keep users up to date with his latest views and happenings in the peloton with a look at his first hand experience in the diary section.

Xavier Florencio Cabre

Website of this young rider from Spain who spent his first four years in the hands of ONCE directeur-sportif Manolo Saiz before moving to Relax-Bodysol in 2004. The site's a little messy, but it's all there: bio, palmarés, photos and reasonably regular diary entries, which provide a detailed account of his racing exploits.

Robert Förster

In German only, "Frosi for Fans" shouts out the increasingly regular victories of the popular German sprinter. Lots of victory photos to be seen.

Nicole Freedman

Nicole's snazzy, newly launched official web site features the 2000 US Road Champ's palmarés, interviews and some great photography. The home page currently features a shot of Nicole's spectacular win at Redlands, CA over a prematurely celebrating - and crashing, Ina Teutenberg!

Frigo and Pantani - bad boys more than once
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Dario Frigo

A rider that excels in highly-ranked Tours of medium length has certainly had a colourful career, although sometimes for the wrong reasons. Frigo has won Paris-Nice, the Tour de Romandie, Setmana Catalana and the Vuelta Valenciana, as well as the Championship of Zurich, though those who don't forget also recall he was expelled from the 2001 Giro d'Italia and his team Fassa Bortolo after confessing to the possesion of drugs, later saying he was only going to use them "just in case I got heavy legs". Also interesting is that Fassa Bortolo resigned him one year later.

Not surprisingly, Frigo's 'news' section on his official web site makes no mention of this, although there's a good biographical profile and career history, and two pages of nice photos. One also has the opportunity to write to Dario - maybe he can answer those questions you've been dying to ask...

Thomas Frischknecht

The site of the 1996 world MTB champion and dead-set legend. Probably the largest mountain racer's site, with lots of pics and a few nice touches of humour. A bit out of date, though.

Cool Fact. Frischy could have been a damn sight nastier than this: "Jerome's confession he made and the way he passed over the title shows  that Jerome Chiotti has a good character and style. And I truly believe this  rider earns our respect."

Johannes Fröhlinger

Johannes Fröhlinger is just starting out in the professional ranks. In 2006 he rode as stagiaire for Gerolsteiner before signing as a full-fledged professional in 2007. His website is on terms with him... It is very pro.

The site is only in German but it is worth a visit due to its crisp look and feel. The dairy and photo sections are update regularly.

Dioni Galparsoro

If you don't get blinded by the annoying banner at the top that plays havoc with your eyes, Dioni Galparsoro's website isn't too bad, containing a bio, palmarés, interview and photos. An up-and-coming rider from the Basque country, Galparsoro currently rides for Euskaltel-Euskadi.

Stefano Garzelli in 2006
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Stefano Garzelli

Official web site of the 2000 Giro winner. Professional looking Italian language site with up to date palmarés, extensive bio and a few nice pics.

Philippe Gilbert

One of Belgium's biggest stage-race talents, his biggest victory to date being the 2004 Paris-Correze, the prodigious Gilbert can also hold his own in the one-day races. His site needs a bit of work, but is sure to develop just as Phil will do as a rider in the very near future.

Bas Giling

Web site of young Dutch professional from Warmenhuizen. Includes regular news, diary entries and photos.

Rochelle Gilmore

Official site of one of Cyclingnews' speediest diarists, Rochelle Gilmore is both a world-class road and track sprinter. Regularly updated, her site includes a diary, news, race program and photos sections.

See also: Speedy Gilmore - The Rochelle Gilmore diary

Bjoern Glasner

The official site of the team captain of German Division 2 squad, Team Cologne. A nice-looking site that contains a regular diary, race schedule and photos of Glasner in action. In German only.

Niki Gudex

Model, designer, racer - Cyclingnews diarist Niki Gudex is all these things. A clean website in every sense of the word, Niki's website typifies her professional approach to everything she does, on and off the bike.

Tyler Hamilton

Official site of one of America's most popular riders fighting for his return to life as a professional cyclist. In January 2005, Hamilton was served a two-year sentence after testing positive at the Athens Olympics and 2004 Vuelta for homologous blood doping.

Sarah Hammer

Hammer is on the track to Olympic Gold in 2008 but her website is already golden; very clean and easy to read, just make sure your speaker volume is adjusted before visiting. The website, home of the women's 3km individual pursuit world champion, is packed with detailed information and updated photos.

Cool fact: Sarah, when not racing, enjoys hiking with her two "spirited yet disciplined canines."

Roger Hammond

Basic, slightly clunky site of the former British road champion. Best bits are the diary and lots of photos.

Matt Hansen

Now redirected to a 'blog', this Canadian cyclist/author/journalist is an interesting character, and his entries are well worth a read. As Cyclingnews Tech Editor John Stevenson once said, "If you sit on the fence, you get splinters in your arse" - which Matt most certainly does not!

Also see: An interview with Matt Hansen: The athlete and the artist

Ken Hanson

Ken Hanson kicked his season off with the BMC Professional Racing team in fine fashion - by winning the team's first event: the Bay Front Criterium. Follow his progress throughout the year via is blog.

Rene Haselbacher

Austrian Rene Haselbacher has a clean website that is easy to navigate and is up to date.

Rene turned pro in 1999 with Gerolsteiner and spent the following seven years with the bubbly water squad but this last off-season switched to Astana. What is impressive is that the site is updated with plenty of photos of him in his new 2007 team colours.

Drop by his site and leave a message on his guest book.

Heinrich Haussler

Strangely for half-Australian Haussler, this site is a German-only affair. It is a shame for non-German speakers as the site has great flash content and an impressive layout. The young Gerolsteiner rider is also one of the few riders to publish photos of his childhood racing exploits.

Mathew Hayman

A web page devoted to Australian Rabobank pro, Mathew Hayman. The site will focus on up to date information directly from Mathew. The page will keep abreast of events with race to race progress of Mathew as he rides in the classics and stage races in Europe. Mathew's diary, photos, an email newsletter and more are featured.

Todd Herriot

Site of a pro rider from New York who's led a varied and interesting life, and is both a professional athlete and coach. Includes his own 'blog' containing both race reports, recipes and other gubbins, a great bio and photos.

George Hincapie

Similar in structure to Lance Armstrong's site, a professionally-done contact point for the US Postal rider.

Cool fact: In an effort to keep the team's relentless diet of pasta interesting, US Postal's team cook Willy makes curry sauce for it.

Bernard Hinault or

Any five time winner of the Tour surely deserves an extensive web homage, these are the pick of the Hinault sites we could find.. with some pics, a sketchy palmarés and a few copies of stories covering his bigger wins...plenty of dead links though. Would like to hear of any better sites.

Leigh Hobson

Official page of the Canadian team member with race reports, a few pictures and bio.

Tristan Hoffman
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Tristan Hoffman

This tall (186cm) rider from Groenlo, Netherlands has long been a consistent performer in the spring classics, though strangely rode through 2003 without result. Now entering his mid-30s, Hoffman will be hoping for success in spring once more to rejuvenate his career. In Dutch only, Hoffman's website has plenty of content, ranging from news, a good bio and extensive archives (including audio and video footage).

Mari Holden

Mari Holden's official site, and as well-written and thoughtful as you'd expect from a philosophy major.

Cool fact: After winning silver at Sydney, Holden was mystified to find herself being shadowed by two big blokes, who turned out to be her athlete security bodyguards.

Thomas Höss

Well presented website of a talented young German sprinter who currently rides for a local U23 cycling team, Mapei-Bayern. Includes regular diary entries, press clippings, race calendar and photos.

Team Houseman

Site of brothers Gary and Rich Houseman, who compete in four-cross events in the US. Very basic, with brief bios and a few photos.

Chris Hoy

The official site for the British double world track champion (in the Kilo and Team Sprint) and Commonwealth Games champion, Chris Hoy, has been revamped with more news and more photos. So why don't you drop into his site and give him a Hoy! (sorry Chris, I couldn't help myself.)

Jan Hruška

Another Jan, although not as well-known as Jan the German. This is the official site for the talented time-trial specialist from Czechoslovakia. It is very comprehensive, and includes his biography, chat forum, palmarés, photos, his bicycle profile and some interviews. But wait, there's more - you can even view or download his heart rate data for specific races, and Jan will throw in a free set of steak knives, all for $49.95. OK, so I lied - you can only do the first bit. In English and Czech.

Clara Hughes

Athlete extraordinaire, Canadian Clara Hughes, can do it all - whether it be speed skating at the Salt Lake City Winter Games, or dicing it up with the best sprinters in the world in Atlantic. A simple site, but plenty of stuff to keep you occupied during those innumerable down-times we all tend to have at work.

Thor Hushovd

Credit Agricole's powerful Norwegian Thor Hushovd has a new official web site, appropriately named With a thunderous - but not too heavy - opening credit, the site is presented in both French and English and features news, results, photos, bio and a lot of green thunder.

Belgian fan site Mighty Thor. Not surprisingly in Flemish, and less surprisingly, about Thor Hushovd. Still under construction.

This site is more of a guestbook, with a few photos thrown in. (In Norwegian)

Miguel Indurain

This popular site (over 250,000 hits) chronicles the career of the only man ever to win five consecutive Tours de France. Thankfully, it also contains an English version.

Markel Irizar Aranburu

One of the new kids on Euskaltel-Euskadi's orange block, Markel Irizar's website contains all the usual gubbins and all good - so long as you can understand Catalan!

Ivanov: a man for the Classics
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Sergei Ivanov

Fan site of the talented Russian rider Sergei Ivanov, who, after three successful seasons at Fassa Bortolo excelling in the Classics, will join T-Mobile (the team formerly known as Telekom) in 2004. It's a bit of a bummer, because at this stage, it's only available in Russian. Contains a big selection of photos, including his Stage 9 win at the 2001 Tour de France, news section, palmarés and guestbook.

Laurent Jalabert

His racing career may be over, but Jaja fans the world over live on - just like the mob who put this fan site together with great enthusiasm. Plenty of info and stats, but beware the incessant stream of pop-ups (that click through to sites unsuitable for young children) though.

Joerg Jaksche

The former Telekom rider has a new home in 2001 at ONCE - Eroski.. and his web site is accordingly yellow. Plenty of info on the young German who finished third in Fleche Wallone 2001and a good up to date diary as well. In English and German.

Genevieve Jeanson

The first is one a Veloptimium fan site for this Canadian team member, with its conent mostly in French and some sections translated into English; the second a polished official job, with Jeason's diary for the 2000 Olympics as its highlight.

Marty Jemison

Web site of the former U.S. national champion (amateur and professional) and veteran Tour de France rider, Marty Jemison, now runs cycling tours through the countryside from his former home base in Girona, Spain, as well as from his home in Park City, Utah. Everything on Jemison's cycling career has been removed, so it looks like you'll have to go on a holiday with Marty to get the goss from his years as a professional roadie.

Benoît Joachim

Official site of the US Postal domestique from Luxembourg. Fairly sparse in content, with a brief news section, photos, race and training schedule, bio and guestbook.

Tinker Juarez

A complete and entertaining site from one of MTB's most indefatigueable and approachable stars. Features old and new pics, race schedules and reports, and an 'ask Tinker' section for those times when you couldn't quite catch him during a race weekend to ask him something.

Bobby Julich

The best part of this site is the comprehensive early history — if you have a fast net connection you'll enjoy the video clips too.

Cool fact: Julich was inspired to start riding by seeing Greg Lemond on TV.

Mark Kelly

Not related to Sean, but a talented rider nonetheless, born on the Isle of Man which is located in the centre of the British Isles. Kelly used to ride for the now defunct Linda McCartney cycling team, but now rides for the French team UC Liancourt, based on Northern France.

Sean Kelly

The official site of the legendary Sean Kelly.

Cool fact: Kelly was known for being about the last pro rider to switch to clipless pedals. The reason? According to his FAQ section he was simply worried about knee injury and perfectly happy with clips and straps after using them for so long. He has now gone clipless and doesn't regret it.

Ben Kersten

Creative and easy-to-navigate, and with plenty of pictures, this is the official site of Australian track racer Ben Kersten. Kersten is a supporter of junior development.

Kim Kirchen

This handy Luxembourger is a bit of an all-rounder, doing well in classics as well as short stage races. The site's a bit 'how you goin'' and could do with some sprucing up, but all the essential elements are there: a smattering of news items, race program, palmarés and photos. Available in three languages.

Steffen Kjaergaard

Official, simple yet informative site of the former Norweigan champion, in both English and Norweigan. Kjaergaard's site is not updated during the off-season, so stay tuned to his site only during the European road season.

Rob Kish

Official site of the triple RAAM winner (and 16 time finisher!). Rob put in another stellar performance in 2001 to finish 2nd overall.

Andreas Klöden

Andreas Klöden turned professional in 1998 with T-Mobile/Telekom and he spent the following years in the same German squad. However, for 2007 he is riding the new team colours of Astana. The German's website is very informative and updated regularly with training news and information about his new team's performances, including his overall win in the 2007 Tirreno-Adriatico.

The website is only in German, with an option for automatic English translation, but worth a visit.

Sven Krauss

Sven Krauss has a clean site. The German, professional since 2002, keeps his Kalender up to date with racing news but unfortunally the site is only in his native language. Get out your Engligh-to-German dictionary and enjoy the website!

Servais Knaven

2001 saw the biggest win of the former Champion of Holland's career, as Paris - Roubaix bared its teeth and became the monster it can be in wet weather. The site has a great photo librabry of that day, as well as a good bio, palmarés and some other pics.

Dennis Kraft

The official site of one of the new breed of talented young german riders. Interestingly, Dennis aspired to be a pro tennis player, but switched to cycling in 1998 when he was 17 years old. He's no dummy either, speaking no less than six languages, including "Spanish-Russian", and enjoys finance (online broking is one of his "hobbies") and politics. Quite a detailed site, containing his race news, biography and palmarés, guestbook and a special section, titled "favourites". Here you will find both strange and interesting facts about Dennis' interests, such as his favourite drink being water (???!!!), and citing Anna Kournikova as one of the people that brought him to cycling - I would have thought that Ms Kournikova would have encouraged Dennis to keep up with his tennis career.

Karsten Kroon

A tidy, well organised site developed and maintained by Karsten's brother, Maarten, for the seasoned Dutch professional. Contains photos, Karsten's racing calendar and results - in Dutch only.

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