'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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As Roar Expert Felix Lowe wrote in his Tour Down Under preview, “stability is a great thing, but stagnation is only just around the corner.”
“I don’t think I’ve got the legs I’ve had for the past two years.”
As I wrote yesterday, I felt Simon Gerrans victory over Corkscrew in Stage 3, would be enough for him to win this year’s Santos Tour Down Under.
It’s only three seconds, but I reckon Simon Gerrans has as good as won the 2016 Tour Down Under.
Anyone who follows cycling closely or has visited the Tour Down Under would agree that this is an exceptionally well-organised race.
While the sad passing of yet another music legend, Glenn Frey, made headlines around the world yesterday, it was impossible not to make a few tenuous connections with events here at the Tour Down Under.