With my first race completed, the season is now under way!
Unitedhealtcare Pro Cycling just finished its first race of the season, Tour de San Luis in sunny Argentina. Over all it went quite well. The warm weather and great stages allowed us to get some of that race rhythm that is difficult to simulate in training. As always the first couple days you feel like you are missing that “souplesse” you remember from the end of the following season, when the pedals just seemed to turn themselves, but by the end you again feel like a racer rather than just a rider.
For myself the majority of the Tour was spent in the break aways, managing to get myself in there on four of the six road stages. Pressing on in each one to to push the body to newer thresholds and seeing where my limit was at for the early season.
The travel to argentina was adventure to say the least, travelling over 60 hours with my fellow team mate Andrew Pinfold. Lay overs, delays, cancelled flights, missing baggage but misery loves company, and we were able to really catch up after a few years since riding together on the former Symmetrics team.
Just as I am traveling back from Argentina my mind is already getting prepared for team training camp in California, only a week away now. From there its off to our European home in Girona for a solid spring schedule ahead of the team’s first major goal of the season, the Tour of California. I am looking forward to getting back to Spain, grabbing my fresh bread on the way home from each ride, catching up with friends and hopefully more sunny weather.
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