Today is my first rest day since the training camp in Caldaro – and how could you celebrate that better than with pizza? In South Tyrol, where I had the honour to spend a week with my teammates from Team Alpecin at Haus am Hang last week, the food was also amazing. That was quite what we needed, because who wants to perform great also needs enough energy!
How did I get started with cycling? Maybe you know me a little longer. If you had said to me a year ago, I would voluntarily move my ass on a hard saddle at minus degrees, whiz down a hill at 60 km/h on the side of an Italian autostrada or conquer just over 1300 height meters in one day, I would have at most, laugh and take a sip of my vodka soda.