Steve Thomas

A conversation with Phil Anderson, the first Australian in the maillot jaune

Australia has been a powerhouse in cycling over the last decade, with impressive results on the track and road, a Tour de France win with Cadel Evans and an expected top-tier pro team for 2012. But one of Australia’s early pros will forever be in the hearts of fans of a certain age: Phil Anderson. […]

Make mine a triple: a chat with 1987 Giro-Tour-worlds champion Stephen Roche

It was some 24 years ago, in 1987, that Irish cycling hero Stephen Roche won the Tour de France; it was his and Ireland’s only ever Tour victory — if you can actually be so blasé as to use the word “only” in the same sentence as a hard earned Tour de France victory; the culmination of a life’s work and ambition for any cyclist.

Here’s Jonny: Stepping up a gear with Jonathan Cantwell

With a staggering 47 wins in two seasons to his credit, Australian sprinter Jonathan Cantwell is one of the “winningst” pro road racers around. Most of these victories were earned on U.S. roads, in NRC and other major races. But Cantwell’s racing teeth were cut in the heart of Italy’s under-23 ranks, and this season […]