»I’m writing you from El Teide, where I’m building on my performance at an altitude training camp. Altitude, nice weather, and good roads make this destination one of the best in my opinion for preparation. Caruso and Poels are keeping me company here. Also, the staff is here, who make sure the training camp runs smoothy. They take care of our trainings, nutrition, rest and bikes.
Next months will be very busy for me. Right after the altitude training camp, I will travel to the north, where I will race Amstel and Fleche, followed by Romandie, Giro, and Slovenia. There will be a lot of races and traveling in a very short period of time. However, I don’t bother with it. I’m just very excited and can’t wait to pin my number again.”
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