TASMANIA, Australia (Singletrack.com) – On the final day of the Pure Tasmania Wildside, Canadian national champion, Max Plaxton, came within a whisker of a fourth consecutive stage victory. He tells Singletrack.com about his bold bid for glory, his wish to one day return and win overall, and what lies ahead on the road to the London Olympic Games.
Realizing life in advertising was nothing like Mad Men and buoyed by the Olympic Games in his Australian hometown of Sydney, Anthony Tan turned his back on a lucrative copywriting career in 2000 in pursuit of something more cerebral. Combining wordsmithing with his experiences as an A-Grade club racer and an underwhelming season competing in Europe, a career as a cycling scribe beckoned… More than a dozen Grand Tours and countless Classics later, it’s where he still is today. He has been a contributor to VeloNews since 2006. In 2010, he won Cycling Australia’s media award for best story. Follow him on Twitter: @anthony_tan