Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will have riders at three different national championships in Europe this weekend. The first African-registered Professional Continental team will especially look to Germany, where Milan-San Remo winner Gerald Ciolek, Andreas Stauff and Martin Reimer will be at the start. Lithuanian Ignatas Konovalovas and Spaniard Sergio Pardilla will start as soloists in their homelands, while Italian Kristian Sbaragli will pass on the race.
Barcelona Spring Training: Just about every European pro team hosts their winter training camp on the Mediterranean coast in Spain. Peter Thomson, owner of Thomson Bike Tours, reveals how you can emulate the pros and spend a spring-training week on the Spanish Mediterranean without breaking the family budget….