In the second and final part of this VeloNews.com exclusive with perhaps the most loved member of the peloton, perennial hard-man, Jens Voigt, muses on the similarities between his current team manager, Johan Bruyneel, and Bjarne Riis, one of his former bosses; whether Andy Schleck can be a Tour de France champion; what keeps a 40-year-old pro enlivened; and what’s left on his ‘to do’ list, before he finally does decide to retire from racing.
Realizing life in advertising was nothing like Mad Men and buoyed by the Olympic Games in his Australian hometown of Sydney, Anthony Tan turned his back on a lucrative copywriting career in 2000 in pursuit of something more cerebral. Combining wordsmithing with his experiences as an A-Grade club racer and an underwhelming season competing in Europe, a career as a cycling scribe beckoned… More than a dozen Grand Tours and countless Classics later, it’s where he still is today. He has been a contributor to VeloNews since 2006. In 2010, he won Cycling Australia’s media award for best story. Follow him on Twitter: @anthony_tan