Sophie Smith is a freelance journalist and broadcaster with 14 years of experience reporting for commercial newspapers, magazines, websites and television. Sophie has a background in international and Olympic sports, and got hooked on professional cycling when she was assigned the round as a cadet. She spent two years living and working for cycling titles in London, exclusively following the WorldTour circuit. Now based in inner-city Melbourne, every year Sophie travels across the world to cover professional races for major Australian, UK and US press outlets. The 35-year-old has reported from nine Tours de France and counting, four UCI Road World Championships, the Giro d’Italia, spring classics, London 2012, the UCI Track World Championships, Tour Down Under, Tour of California, Tour of Britain, UAE Tour, Tour of Oman and more. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Monash University where she majored in journalism.