Dempster and Bora-Argon 18 look for success at Tour of Qatar

At 27, Zak Dempster is making the transition from neo-pro to an experienced head in the Bora-Argon 18 team. After knocking on the door for several years, Dempster finally turned pro when NetApp and Endura merged in 2013. He’s just had his biggest year yet with appearances at the Tour de France, Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.

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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.