Classics season is here… yesterday was my first race of the season; the Omloop Houtse Linies in Oosterhout. The conditions were horrible, 2 degrees with an incessant, pouring rain. Sitting on the start line for a half hour before the start to give ourselves a chance we were already soaked to the bone and freezing. As expected, the race started like a bat out of hell and exploded within the...
This coming Sunday, one week from today, I have my first race of the year, the Omloop Houtse Linies here in the Netherlands. I’m excited to pin some numbers on my back after some very solid training. Houtse Linies is a race I did last year so I know what to expect; essentially its a shit fight from the gun and will inevitably explode in the wind. From the start, you’ve got to put it...
Today, we wrapped up training camp in Spain with a beautiful 5 hour route in Murcia. The workload has been massive these two weeks and I’m now confident that my foundation is strong for the season ahead. I have a lot to look forward to back in the Netherlands but I would be lying if I said that I was not going to miss the Spanish sunshine and mountains. I will not have to spend too much time...
Cycling is made to seem too complicated; more and more I realize that there is no secret. You ride bloody hard and you get fit, you rest and ride harder and you get fitter.