Kessiakoff on Giro d'Italia mountain time trial

Fredrik Kessiakoff

Fredrik Kessiakoff (Image credit: Cyclingnews HD)

Fredrik Kessiakoff was the surprise winner of the Vuelta a España’s hilly time trial, in 2012. He has been riding the Giro in support of his team-mate Vincenzo Nibali, but the Swedish rider is still hoping for some of his own success on Stage 18. Kessiakoff talks to Cyclingnews HD about the crucial time trial.

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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.