Gerald Ciolek

MTN-Qhubeka looking to upset WorldTour teams with strong Paris-Roubaix ride

It will start the race as a wildcard entry but with a host of experienced riders on its roster and a strong motivation to show itself in the race, MTN Qhubeka is determined to animate the 113th edition of Paris-Roubaix. CyclingTips spoke to three members of the team on the eve of the start in […]


Tour of Flanders: startline quotes reveal glimpses of team tactics

Speaking at the start of the Tour of Flanders Sunday in Brugge, several riders who hoped to play a part in the finale gave their thoughts about the race. Teams tend to keep their cards close to their chests but some indications were given about how those riders and squads hoped the Classic would unfold. […]


The Week in Bike #45 – TWIBmas is All Around

You’d think the efforts of a past-prime pop star to frack just that tiniest extra bit of success out of his career would have nothing to do with cycling, and yet…there he is in my headlines. So why not extend the theme—the words of Love Actually‘s Billy Mack do have some surprising applicability to the sport’s current condition, even […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Nibali on Astana positives – “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”; Lack of anti-doping testing in Tenerife back under the spotlight; Jack Haig signs with Orica-GreenEdge; Sutton – Wiggins needs to raise the bar to make Rio Olympics team; Ciolek – I’ve forgotten […]


Ciolek: I’ve forgotten the suffering in the Tour…I’d be glad to go back

Speaking about a possible return to a race he hasn’t competed in since 2011, former Milan-Sanremo winner Gerald Ciolek has said riding the Tour de France again is a major objective for him in 2015. The German sprinter’s MTN-Qhubeka team has met with Tour organisers ASO and is awaiting confirmation about whether or not it […]


Can Ciolek deliver for MTN Qhubeka in the Vuelta a España?

Winner of five races last season plus stage three of the Vuelta a Andalucia this year, Gerald Ciolek spearheads the MTN Qhubeka team in its first-ever Grand Tour and knows that he offers perhaps the best chance for the team to land a headline-grabbing performance. The German sprinter will line out in the 12.6 kilometre […]


Agent feature part I: CorSo’s Correia on the business side of cycling

Best known as someone who transformed his life to become a European professional at 34 years of age, former Cervélo Test Team rider Joao Correia now runs the CorSo sports agency with business partner Ken Sommer. In part one of this detailed feature interview with CyclingTips, Correia explains why he believes rider/team relationships trump the […]