Richard Moore (journalist)

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Richard Moore
Born 1973 (age 44–45)
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Journalist, author
Agent David Luxton

Richard Moore (born 1973) is a Scottish journalist, author, and former racing cyclist. He represented Great Britain at the Tour of Langkawi and Scotland at the PruTour and the 1998 Commonwealth Games, where he competed in the road race and the time trial.[1]

He is one of the most established cycling journalists around today.[2] Moore has contributed to Rouleur Magazine,[3] Scotland on Sunday, The Herald, Sunday Herald, The Guardian, Sunday Times,[4] and The Scotsman.[5]

His first book was a biography of the cyclist Robert Millar; In Search of Robert Millar won the "Best Biography" category at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards.[6] His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain's Track Cycling Revolution, was published in June 2008.

He is also the author of Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France (Yellow Jersey, 2011) and Sky's the Limit: British Cycling's Quest to Conquer the Tour de France (HarperSport, 2011).

His next book,The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Seoul Olympic 100m Final (Wisden Sports Writing), was published in June 2012 and long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

Moore's most recent book is Étape: The Untold Stories of the Tour de France's Defining Stages (HarperCollins, 2014).

He is co-host, with Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe, of the Telegraph Cycling Podcast (



  1. ^ "Athlete Search: Richard Moore". The Commonwealth Games Federation. Archived from the original on 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ Gordan Cameron (2008-08-04). "PEZ-Clusive: Meet Author Richard Moore". PezCycling News. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Richard Moore - writer". Rouleur. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  4. ^ "Richard Moore". Jenny Brown Associates. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  5. ^ "Richard Moore". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  6. ^ "Prior winners". British Sports Book Awards. Retrieved 27 November 2012.