It´s our last episode of the season and I jump behind the mic with Nathan Haas, a fellow Aussie in the peloton who was there with me representing Aus at the Yorkshire worlds.
I thought as we’re coming to the end of the racing season it would be great to look back at the epic day that was the wet and wild Worlds Road Race and to chat about some of the interesting rider transfers happening as we head into 2020. It was great chatting with Haasy and also hearing about the races that led him onto the pro scene, which is where I first met him.
If you’ve travelled to Girona, and you’re into coffee, you’re sure to have visited La Fabrica or Espresso Mafia – two of the few places you can get a decent brew in town. And if you’ve visited either of those, and you’re into cycling, you’re bound to have checked out The Service Course -´the ultimate Pro experience´. All of these executed by Christian Meier and his wife, Amber.
He’s no longer in the pro peloton but still very much involved in the cycling world. Christian Meier is an ex-teammate of mine, having raced together on Orica-Greenedge. He’s a super interesting guy and apart from being an ex-pro, he’s now very well known in Girona for being the first to bring specialty coffee to this cycling Mecca. I´ve always enjoyed chatting with Christian, and it was great hearing his story of how he transitioned out of the sport. But what I found most interesting was how he was able to apply his professional cycling mentality into the everyday business world. I pick his brains on racing, retiring and hear the latest on his growing empire, The Service Course. We had some great laughs over a good brew, be sure to have a listen!
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Episode numero tres and the final instalment of my La Vuelta mini series with our grand tour freshman Logan Owen.
It´s a nice feeling to be here at the 2nd rest day, I can tell you. Logan has had an especially tough week this week, with crashes and illness, but has pushed through and is now looking on the up with Madrid just in sight. I chat with him again on the eve of the rest day, on another one of our epic transfers. His body is tired but his spirits are high. And why not because it’s only 5 days to go!
Thanks for the support over the past three weeks. Cya in Madrid!
So we have arrived at the 1st rest day, and it was very much needed for all. Our freshman was ready for a day off too. The 9 stages of racing for Logan proved to be a real grand tour beginning. Very fast, tough racing but also some major up and down moments within our team. It’s nice to hear his thoughts during the middle of the week and then again on the transfer after stage 9 – the dreaded Andorra stage, and into the rest day. Enjoy, as we did our first day off!
Episode numero uno of my 3 part Vuelta mini series with Logan Owen.
Logan is an American in his 2nd year of racing professionally with my team, EF Education First, having made the jump across from cyclocross. As we discuss in this first of three episodes, his first year on the road was a lot about adapting to the different style of racing – and he’s made some great inroads, with his performance gaining him selection into his first grand tour – this year’s Vuelta.
As we´re room mates I thought what better than hear a bit about how he got into the sport and his perspectives going into his first Grandie. And then again in the first and second weeks when the stages start to add up!
Be sure to send us through any questions you have and we’ll get them answered next ep.