John Lieswyn

John Lieswyn is one of Cyclingnews' most popular and sometimes controversial diarists. John started road racing in Florida in 1985. After college graduation in 1990, he raced three seasons for the US National team in Germany, France and Italy, turning professional in 1993 for Coors Light. In 1995 he returned to Europe, scoring numerous top ten results and winning the Delemont (Switzerland) mountain stage of the Regio Tour. After taking a hiatus in 1996, he focused on the US domestic scene with over 40 major wins. In the pre and post season (US) he competes in South America, Australia and New Zealand, notably taking three stage wins in the Herald-Sun Tour (Australia), and overall victory at the Southland Tour (NZ) and Tour de Beauce (Canada). He has written for Cyclingnews.com since 1999 and continues this season with Team Health Net presented by Maxxis.

For the record

(Editor's note: the following diary entry relates to the eighth stage of the Tour of Southland in...

World's and beyond

My bike was lost by the airlines in London, so Fast Freddie lent me one of his two spare Ridleys....

Making the team

Oops. Not really anyone's fault but my own... I incorrectly assumed that email correspondence I had...

Almost!

Sunday morning, at the same time Fabian Wegmann told his teammates he would win today (a la Charles...

A last chance

Tuesday before the US PRO Criterium Championship, I did the local TNW (Tuesday Night Worlds, an...

Swapping jerseys at the Tour de Toona

Four men have held the yellow jersey in the last five days. Three of them from my team! Room 131 of...
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