Liverpool's Leeuwenhart — Mark McNally

Viva Es-blog-ña

Viva Es-blog-ña

Mark McNally is a professional road cyclist with Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert, a Belgian-based Pro-Continental outfit.  Despite being in the second tier of professional cycle racing, the team benefits from a huge number of wildcard invites to the top races and in 2016 finished as the highest ranked team in the UCI Europe Tour.

In the past, Mark has been part of the British Cycling youth development system, where he became Junior European Champion on the track.  But he followed his heart to Belgium where he now lives and races, making his way in the uncompromising...


Cycling Degrees of Separation

Cycling Degrees of Separation

 

 

Well I’m a year older, so I thought I’d try something new - this is a morning blog. I’ll be honest its mostly because I was too tired yesterday after an epic bike ride over the Stelvio, but at least I’m honest.

 

 

This is my last day up in the Village of Trepalle just above the town of Livigno. I’ve been here on a training camp for the last ten days. Its been my first time...


Pleasure and pain is the name of the game

Pleasure and pain is the name of the game

Fresh from his FOURTH place in the British Cycling National Road Race Championships last weekend - just one second behind riders of the caliber of Adam Blythe (Team Tinkoff), Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) & Andy Fenn (Team Sky) - our star blogger Mark McNally of Belgian Pro-Continental outfit Wanty-Groupe Gobert returns to team action at the Tour of Austria.

 

Well, it's been a while. Yesterday I started the Tour of Austria with a short, sharp hillclimb stage.  We were transported back down the mountain, complete with bike, via cable car, which was a first for...


Back To Reality

Back To Reality

We've signed-up Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert (WGG) new boy Mark McNally - the lad from Liverpool with the heart of a Flandrian Lion!  Throughout the 2016 season Macca will keep us up to speed with his life inside the pro peloton.  WGG are a UCI Pro-Continental team who receive a healthy number of wildcard invites to some of the biggest and best bike races in the world.  Each week we will bring you a little insight into the highs and lows of being a young rider trying to make it to the top level of professional cycling.  This week - "Back To Reality" tells of Mark's shock of returning to a "normal people" life in Belgium after spending time with all his teammates at their first collective training camp in Alicante, Spain.