Stapleton looks forward to challenge of new teams

bob stapleton, team columbia htc, 2009

With two consecutive seasons of running the world's most successful cycling team under his belt, Bob Stapleton is already looking ahead to next year and the challenge the new teams will bring.

With 81 wins to date for the men's team this year - following on from 85 wins last year - Columbia are sitting pretty. Can the likes of Team Sky and Team The Shack come in and take on the might of the Columbia train?

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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.