Jonathan Tiernan-Locke gaining experience in Ardennes Classics

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, Amstel Gold Race 2013

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke begins a new adventure in the Ardennes Classics. Starting with the Amstel Gold Race today, his goal is to support his Sky team-mates and to learn.

"It's fantastic," Tiernan-Locke told Cycling Weekly with the roar of the crowd outside Maastricht's city hall. "It's pretty much like the biggest thing I've done so far."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.