In-depth: How Ukraine's cycling scene is surviving the war and even helping the effort

Cycling Weekly finds out how the sport in Ukraine has lost stars but continues to inspire and even form part of the war effort

Ukraine war tank defences cycling
(Image credit: Lurii Makalis)

Oleksandr Onoshko was a cycling celebrity in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa. A former professional who had raced across Europe, his career highlight was winning a stage of the Tour of Turkey in 2005.

“Everyone knew Oleksandr,” says sports photographer and amateur racer Lurii Makalis. “He was a kind man, a real professional.”

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