Yellow Jersey Live: Who Is The Greatest Cyclist Of All Time?
Eddy Merckx, Tommy Simpson, Bernard Hinault, Lance Armstrong… just some of the names that could lay claim to this crown. But of those many riders who have donned the Yellow Jersey, who goes down in history as the very best? To mark the 20th anniversary of acclaimed sports books publisher Yellow Jersey Press, the top cycling writers and journalists get together to battle this out; each championing the cyclist they believe to be the best. Ned Boulting, William Fotheringham, Peter Cossins, Richard Moore, Jeremy Whittle and Lionel Birnie will each take to the stage to argue the case for their chosen rider, and you will have the opportunity to question them on their choices before it is put to a live audience vote. Don’t miss your chance to hear from the best cycling writers in the world discussing the best cyclists in the world, and to have your say in voting for The Greatest Cyclist Of All Time.
Ned Boulting is the author of the much-loved books How I Won the Yellow Jumper, On the Road Bike and 101 Damnations. His live tour, Bikeology, has entertained sold-out audiences across the UK.
William Fotheringham is the number-one bestselling author of Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike. He writes for the Guardian and Observer on cycling and rugby and is the critically lauded author of Fallen Angel, Roule Britannia, and Put Me Back on My Bike. A racing cyclist and launch editor of Procycling and Cycle Sport magazines, he has reported on over twenty Tours de France.
Peter Cossins has been writing about cycling since 1993, contributing principally to Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport and Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments, Alpe d’Huez and most recently Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep: The Tale of the First Tour de France. He lives in the Ariège in the heart of the French Pyrenees.
Richard Moore is a freelance journalist and author. He is the author of six books, three of which have been long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He is a co-host of The Cycling Podcast, the go-to weekly update on all things cycling. He is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
Jeremy Whittle is a former editor of Procycling magazine and the Official Guide to the Tour de France, and covers cycling for The Times and Sunday Herald. He is the author of Yellow Fever, Le Tour and Bad Blood: The Secret Life of the Tour de France
Lionel Birnie is co-founder and co-presenter of The Cycling Podcast and owner of Peloton Publishing. He has written about professional cycling for the Sunday Times, Procycling and Cycling Weekly. Alongside Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe, The Cycling Podcast’s first book, A Journey Through The Cycling Year, has just been published.
Orla Chennaoui is a presenter of Sky Sports News.