One of the highlights of this year's racing to date was Gerald Ciolek's victory in that brutal edition of Milan-San Remo last month, his MTN-Qhubeka team being the first UCI Professional Continental team from Africa to take part in one of the sport's biggest races after being given a wild card by organisers. The South African team has now issued an 18-minute video, An African Bicycle Dream, focusing on that race and its WorldTour debut in the previous week's Tirreno-Adriatico. It's the first episode in what promises to be an absorbing series throughout the season.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.