RICHARD MOORE is a journalist and author. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar, won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes, was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He is also the author of Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France (Yellow Jersey, 2011) and Sky’s the Limit: British Cycling’s Quest to Conquer the Tour de France (HarperCollins, 2011). His latest book, Étape: the untold stories of the Tour de France’s defining stages was published in June 2014.
He is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the 1998 Tour de Langkawi.
LIONEL BIRNIE is a journalist, author and publisher. After training as a journalist he spent five years working for a local newspaper before joining Cycling Weekly in 1998. He covered the Tour de France for the first time in 1999.
He covered the 2012 Tour, won by Bradley Wiggins, for The Sunday Times. The 2014 was his 12th.
He established Peloton Publishing in 2010 and, after writing and publishing several football books, co-founded The Cycling Anthology series. The Cycling Anthology is published twice a year and comprises essays about professional cycling by some of the best writers and journalists in the world.
In 2013, he published Hunger, the long-awaited autobiography of Irish cycling legend Sean Kelly. It was shortlisted for Irish Sports Book of the Year.
DANIEL FRIEBE began writing on professional cycling midway through a Modern Languages degree in October 2000. He has covered every Tour de France since 2001. Now Procycling’s roving European Editor, he is the author of Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal, Mountain High and its sequel Mountain Higher, and collaborated with Mark Cavendish on his best-selling autobiographies, Boy Racer and At Speed.
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Shortly afterwards, in 2007, she moved to the Sky News Centre in London where she stepped into a presenter role which saw her front all programmes on Sky News from Sunrise to News at Ten.
Orla was Northern Ireland’s Olympic Games correspondent for London 2012, and reported from Rio 2016 for Sky Sports News HQ.
A former athlete, she became the all-Ireland triple jump champion at the age of 18.
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