'Either you have sun or dark': Meet the Uno-X DS who lives in the Arctic Circle

Leonard Snoeks lives on Svalbard, and is almost definitely the most northerly person involved in pro cycling

Leonard Snoeks
(Image credit: Future/Adam Becket)

Leonard Snoeks is used to deserts; the Uno-X directeur sportif lives on Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard archipelago, Norwegian territory well inside the Arctic Circle. 

However, when Cycling Weekly catches up with the Norwegian DS at the Saudi Tour, the climate is rather different to the one he is used to, despite the similar lack of rain in the two locations.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.