Laura Weislo

Content Creative

A media professional with a unique combination of skills in journalism, editing, project management, and science.

At the world's biggest English-language news site in the sport, I progressed from writing and copy editing to the position of Deputy Editor, where I direct the coverage of all North American events and assist the Editor-In-Chief with all day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and web development projects.

United States of America


News & Interviews

Velorama: A flash in the pan or the future of cycling? |

The organisers of the Colorado Classic and the partner Velorama festival declared the event a success, but even in the heavily veiled PR-speak of the post-race press conference,...

Colorado Classic chaos scuttles Howes' hopes for overall win |

In a normal bike race, if a two-man breakaway has a minute with 30 kilometres to go, their chances of holding off the chasing peloton on flat roads without extreme weather...

Pro Cycling

Ben Spies - Pro bike racer & amateur bike racer

Interviewed MotoGP driver Ben Spies for Pro Cycling magazine.

Songezo Jim living his dream with MTN-Qhubeka |

Some professional cyclists come to the sport later in life than most, and can go on to have successful careers, but most at least knew how to ride a bike when they were children.

Gesink still aiming high despite rocky years |

One-on-one interview with Robert Gesink from the 2015 World Championships.

Reijnen aiming higher after successful 2014 season |

One-on-one interview recapping a season.

In pursuit of a passion |

Interview with Jonathan Page, who I happened to run into at a race in Charlotte.

Lucas Euser: forging a new path after the pain of early retirement |

Lucas Euser's professional cycling career was over on May 26, 2014. He just didn't know it at the time. When a motorcycle official stopped in the middle of the tricky descent...


Chad Gerlach: A new lease on love and life

An interview with Chad Gerlach, March 6, 2009 Addicted to crack and living on the streets just over one year ago, American Chad Gerlach is now making his return to the pro...

Science articles

Swart defends Froome's physiological testing, more data to be released in 2016 |

Tour de France winner Chris Froome answered the public's calls for transparency over his exceptional performances by releasing his physiological test data last week.

Five key points of Chris Froome's physiological data |

Although Chris Froome made public the data of his physiological tests in an attempt to silence his critics, the information published in Esquire magazine only served to raise...

The science behind the Landis case |

An analysis of Floyd Landis' defense in his doping case.

Beating the cheaters |

An example of writing about complicated scientific information for a broad audience.

Pro cycling plagued by head injuries |

Highlighting a critical issue in the sport.