Dan Fleeman

Dan Fleeman hopes his victory in the Tour des Pyrenees stage race will pave the way to winning a contract with a big team for next season.

In 2004 the race was won by the Austrian climber Bernhard Kohl, who finished on the podium at the Tour de France this summer. Frank Schleck is another rider who has finished in the top three of the Tour des Pyrenees. Fleeman wouldn?t mind following in their footsteps.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.