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… he'll probably win too...

 Mike Cotty a man who seems to spend his life either riding etapes, gran fondos and the like or getting himself filmed recceing them has taken time out of his busy schedule (well, winter is closing in on the high mountains) to go and beat himself up on a bike somewhere else.

Don't feel too sorry for him, actually there's no need to feel sorry for him at all, cos he's escaped the winter rain, wind and snow with a tackling the roads of Gran Canaria - he's even found time to post a very entertaining daily diary and take the odd snap… yep it sounds soooo tough. 

Anyway you can follow his progress by reading his Gran Canaria diaries and console yourself with the thought that he's only got a day or so left.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.