Rgoer Hammond Mark Cavendish T-Mobile

T-Mobile riders Roger Hammond and Mark Cavendish will both start their season at the Etoile de Bességes in France on February 7. The five day stage race will be followed by the Ruta del Sol one week later as both will be looking to build their form as they prepare for a busy classics season.

Cavendish will be moving in to an apartment next to Hammond?s house in Teruuren near Brussels before the classics start now that Hammond has been given the role of ?Mentor? to his compatriot by the German team.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.