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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We often say among ourselves that cyclingnews.com's greatest asset
is our readers, and you prove it to us again and again. Keep them coming!
Sites are listed in alphabetical order by rider surname.
A | B | C
| D | E | F | G
| H | I | J | K
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for rider transfers for 2006-2007
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.
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.
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.
The recently retired USPS uber-domestique's site is friendly, simple
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."
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.
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'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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Italian-language site of the 1996 Olympic track medallist. Loads of
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?
Photo: © Sirotti
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.
Somewhat out of date fan site for the Canadian rider. Mostly in French,
with a small area translated for English monophones.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Photo: © AFP
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
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
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.
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).
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 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
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.
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'
Official site, in German, of the 1998 world champion.
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'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.
As for all of the Posties who have sites, Casey's is polished, professional
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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!
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.
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.
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 FDJeux.com. His
main objectives for the 2003 season are Milan-San Remo (La Primavera
Rosa) and the Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen).
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!
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 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
Photo: © Bill Parsons
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.
Photo: © Mark Shimahara
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.
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.
Web site of this rather handy and versatile Dutch pro, who rides on
the road and track.
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
Photo: © AFP
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
Cool fact: Gunn-Rita loves to gunn-it on the bike, but like
most women, she hates breaking her nails!
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
Photo: © Bert Geerts
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
Photo: © Barry Harcourt
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
Photo: © AFP
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.
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.
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.
The 1995 World downhill champion's site offers a good batch of high-quality
pics and Donovan's extensive palmarés.
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
Photo: © Chris Henry
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
In German only, "Frosi for Fans" shouts out the increasingly regular
victories of the popular German sprinter. Lots of victory photos to
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
Photo: © Sirotti
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...
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 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.
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
Photo ©: Sirotti
Official web site of the 2000 Giro winner. Professional looking Italian
language site with up to date palmarés, extensive bio and a few
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.
Web site of young Dutch professional from Warmenhuizen. Includes regular
news, diary entries and photos.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
Basic, slightly clunky site of the former British road champion. Best
bits are the diary and lots of photos.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Official page of the Canadian team member with race reports, a few
pictures and bio.
Photo: © Jon Devich
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'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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
Credit Agricole's powerful Norwegian Thor Hushovd has a new official
web site, appropriately named www.thor-hushovd.com. 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
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.
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
Photo: © Sirotti
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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 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!
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.
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.
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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