Douglas Ryder is the Team Principal for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. He is a former professional cyclist who represented South Africa at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Ryder has run a professional cycling team for the last 15 years. Today it has culminated into Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. The team fits into his passion of developing a world cycling champion from Africa and mobilising people on bikes in Africa. Ryder for the longest time has been vocal about cementing Africa’s place in world cycling and as the Team Principal for Africa’s first ever UCI Professional Continental team is on track of achieving this goal.
Phil Gaiman is a returning Tourchats guest. In 2013 he’s racing for the Bissell professional cycling team and writes a column for Velo Magazine. We’ll discuss the season in front of him including possible participation in America’s grand tours. And we’re sure Phil has a couple of stories from the road.