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.