Brammeier wins his weight in beer at Tour of Flanders

Matt Brammeier (MTN-Qhubeka) set himself two goals for his debut Tour of Flanders, make it into the break and take the intermediate sprint at kilometre 34. The Irishman nailed both of his objectives and was rewarded handsomely for his endeavours with his weight in Steene Molen beer - much to the delight of his teammates. The time out front also gave him an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of one of his favourite races, in his adopted home of Belgium.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.