Masters and Convicts of the Groad
Dirty Kanza is a gravel race starting in Emporia, Kansas. The first stop for EF Education First on the alternative racing calendar, it might seem easy – until you get there. Tire-slashing rocks, heat stroke and hours between aid stations add up to a ride that recalls Grand Tour glory days.
Colombian cycling is the strongest it’s ever been. Noughties trailblazers Rigoberto Urán and Nairo Quintana are still kicking it at the top of the sport, recently joined by a new generation of wonderkids like Egan Bernal – last year’s Tour of California winner – and his team mate Ivan Sosa. But has EF Education First Pro Cycling unearthed a talent to top them all? Ahead of his debut for the team in pink at Cali, Rapha spoke to 21-year-old Sergio Higuita.
OUT OF THE WOODS
A WorldTour debutant at 29, Mike Woods is a late starter but a fast learner. Now 32, he’s clinched Monument and World Championship podiums, and starts this Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège as a leading contender.
After the first half of cycling’s Holy Week was coloured EF pink by Alberto Bettiol at Flanders, we speak to his roommate and the team’s main man for this weekend’s Paris-Roubaix to see if he can repeat the feat.
The addition of Tejay van Garderen to EF Education First Pro Cycling’s stable of stage racers made waves over the winter. A proven winner at WorldTour level, the American has been on the cusp of greatness without quite achieving it. But, as he assures us in the second of EF Gone Racing’s rider interviews, his best years are still ahead of him.
In the first of EF Gone Racing’s written pieces, we introduce 22-year-old Dani Martínez, the newly crowned Colombian time trial king.
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A pioneering group of EF Education First Pro Cycling riders are to intersperse performances in the WorldTour with global adventure, visiting the most exciting events and races in modern cycling.
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