'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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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.
Could Stage 17 have gone any better for Chris Froome?
Rest days do funny things to riders’ legs.
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.
If, as numerous commentators say, the real Tour starts tonight, then I shudder to think at what’s about to happen.
The phrase ‘marginal gains’ should be familiar to any cycling fan.