The end of an era for sure – no big Matt Brammeier in the pro peloton for season 2019?
It seems like he’s been around forever but is actually only 33 years-old.
We couldn’t let that pass without taking a wander through his long and varied career; GB junior and u23 champion then a change of nationality thanks to Irish grandparents which brought four consecutive Irish Elite Road Titles against men like Nico Roche, Dan Martin and Philip Deignan.
And what about his days as a u23 Six Day man with none other than ‘Cav’?
Read on – but not if you like bland, politically correct interviews…
2003, you won the GB National u23 road race, was that the first time you began to think you could ‘make it’ in this sport?
“It’s hard to say, honestly back then I think I was still just having fun and enjoying riding my bike.
“I trained hard, but not because I purely wanted to get better – more so because I just loved riding my bike.”
2004, you won the u23 Dortmund Six Day with a certain Mark Cavendish, what are your memories of that?