Trek-Segafredo boss talks about developing riders, looking for a grand tour rider, Netflix, and Ciccone's all-important year.
'We are not going to make a race schedule until this problem is solved,' says his coach.
British team finishes outside the top-10 as crashes and illness sees the team fade in San Remo.
A contract extension could be announced in the next couple of weeks despite interest from Bora-Hansgrohe.
The British rider missed Strade Bianche with a stomach virus but he's been training well ahead of Saturday's monument.
The absence of Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel will make for a more unpredictable men's race as Strade Bianche sets to deliver one of cycling's best one-day races of the calendar.
British rider sets his sights on Strade Bianche next weekend.
'I feel really pleased with the guys and how quickly that they’ve come together' says sports director.
'I was late to the start and didn’t feel prepared or relaxed enough but I feel more comfortable on the cobbled climbs' Ineos rider says after first cobbles race of the season.
VeloNews is on the ground at the 'opening weekend' – we caught up with some of the biggest stars on the Omloop startline Saturday.
The double whammy of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne will whet the palette as the cobbled classics ramp up.
The British rider has confirmed to VeloNews that he has not yet extended with Ineos Grenadiers.
Geraint Thomas, Tom Pidcock, Dani Martínez, Ethan Hayter head to Portugal.
Ineos Grenadiers may need to act fast in order to end interest from rival teams.
With or without van der Poel and van Aert, it was an inevitability Pidcock would be crowned cyclocross king some day.
Lars van der Haar of the Netherlands and Eli Iserbyt of Belgium round out the podium, well behind the Olympic mountain bike champion Pidcock.
Riders were all business and all smiles as they previewed the 'cross worlds course in a mixed team relay race.
Heavily favored Belgian 'crossers hoping to avoid road worlds fiasco as absence of van Aert, van der Poel levels the playing field.
Colombian police confirmed that Egan Bernal was riding his time trial bike when he crashed during training Monday.