Posted Tue, 02/26/2013 - 16:42
New year, new team but the same old gruelling pre-season! While some people might think that I lie around doing nothing but relaxing for a few months, it’s just not the case. Sure, I take a two week break, go on holidays and try to enjoy myself but my next ride is never far from my mind so subconsciously I’m always thinking how I can stay in the best shape possible. I must admit I did enjoy the 10 days holiday I took with my girlfriend last November in Bali, but by the end of it I was pulling my hair out wanting to get on the bike, weird I know.
In the media
Posted Mon, 07/16/2012 - 20:15 by ianmcclure
I was woken this morning by the phone ringing in my hotel room at around 7.30. It turned out to be my room-mate Jean Christophe Peraud's wife, phoning to tell him she wouldn't be able to come to see him at the finish as she was in labour and on her way into hospital to have his second child.
I don't know how the news affected Jean Christophe, but it must have been hard to concentrate all day, not knowing how his wife was or whether he had a new son or daughter.
Bastille Day in France is the beginning of a massive holiday weekend so we left earlier than usual for the start. At the Tour Village, I had a chat over a coffee with my mum, my nana Roche and my younger brothers Alexis and Florian. Alexis started racing as an U-14 last year and was all excited because he had persuaded my mother to bring his bike with him and let him ride up the nearby Mont Ventoux, one of the legendary mountains of the Tour.