Monaco TT reconnaissance with Brad McGee

Brad McGee

This feature originally appeared in the December issue of Cycle Sport.

Wherever you look in Monaco there is an obvious sign of wealth. It’s not necessarily ostentatious, not always deliberately showy, there is just a sense that everything costs. Whether it’s the supercar idling luxuriously at the traffic lights, the bespoke high heels clicking on the pavement, or the absence of prices on the menu outside one of the smart restaurants on the beachfront, there is nothing cheap about the place.

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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.