Daniel Fleeman

Britain's Dan Fleeman was hoping to ride at least one Grand Tour when he signed for the new Cervélo Test Team, but had no idea he would be riding the Giro d'Italia with Tour-winner Carlos Sastre.

Fleeman will start his season the Tour of Langkawi in Malaysia and is in the provisional team to ride the Giro d?Italia with Sastre.

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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.