About the Author
Edward Pickering is an experienced racing, sportive, leisure and commuting cyclist and journalist who works for Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport magazines. He has also written for various cycling publications, including the Lance Armstrong souvenir magazine, and for the New York Times. He specializes in the coverage of international road racing, and has followed and reported on eight Tours de France, as well as most of the other major races. He discovered cycling at the age of five, and then rediscovered it at the age of 16, since when he has cycled and raced on three continents.