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John Thompson-Mills

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'Big Mig' has a lot to answer for. Better known as Miguel Indurain, the five time Tour de France winner is responsible for getting John hooked on cycling in the early 1990's when SBS first started their nightly TV coverage. Yes, the amazing French scenery helped, but so did a face-to-face interview John did in 1997 with Stuart O'Grady just after his debut Tour.
Since then John has reported cycling for radio, print and online media. He has only missed one edition of the Tour Down Under (1999) and in 2014 went to the Tour de France for The Roar and ABC Radio.
John also loves riding and in March is riding in the Three Peaks Challenge in the Victorian Snowfields.

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Reflections on the 102nd Tour de France

Reflections on the 102nd Tour de France

4 days ago

There’ll be lots of reflective words written on the 102nd edition of the Tour de France, which for me is the best we’ve seen since 2011.

Froome and Sagan: The great and the greatest?

Froome and Sagan: The great and the greatest?

23 Jul 2015

Could Stage 17 have gone any better for Chris Froome?

Tour de France: The calm before the final storm

Tour de France: The calm before the final storm

21 Jul 2015

Rest days do funny things to riders’ legs.

Froome powers ahead, while Lance tries to get in on the action

Froome powers ahead, while Lance tries to get in on the action

17 Jul 2015

So the first chapter of climbing at this year’s Tour de France has ended. While I’m sure no one is surprised that Chris Froome is in yellow, I’m not sure anyone would’ve tipped him to be leading by almost three minutes.

The real Tour starts tonight, apparently

The real Tour starts tonight, apparently

14 Jul 2015

If, as numerous commentators say, the real Tour starts tonight, then I shudder to think at what’s about to happen.

Marginal gains, it’s not just a Sky thing

Marginal gains, it's not just a Sky thing

11 Jul 2015

The phrase ‘marginal gains’ should be familiar to any cycling fan.

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