Bernie Eisel and Mat Hayman among those looking forward to back-to-back cobbled Monuments

With the Tour of Flanders followed by Paris-Roubaix, It's a couple of big weekends coming up for cycling, and Sky goes into both races with hopes of mounting a strong challenge in each. While it's still fairly early in the season, for some of those racing these will be the big targets of the year before they go on to play more of a supporting role in races such as the Tour or Giro. In this nice video from Sky, Bernie Eisel and Mat Hayman, among others, talk about the races from a rider's perspective, while back room staff give us a quick glimpse at the bikes.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.