Very happy to announce I’ve partnered with leading insurance brokers Stackhouse Poland for the year ahead. looking forward to it!
It’s a shame i could not take the win, but thanks for all the messages of support ! And well done to Adam and all who participated in the Sportive in shocking conditions. I’m now currently on my way back from Hamburg and the Vattenfall classics readying myself for a new block of training and end of season racing!
Its been a while since I have posted an update though I’m sure you can understand we are slap bang in the middle of the season now and the races and training are coming thick and fast!
First up I have to mention Froomey and how much I felt for him after he had to leave the Tour. Chris and the team had worked so hard to make sure that they were in the best shape to win again, but as a professional you have to be philosophical sometimes and this is bike racing! I’ve spoken about it a few times injuries, and crashes are just a part of the job and you get on with it. But there is no doubt not having Froomey and Cav at the Tour is disappointing for everyone and what with AC out now it should make for a very interesting race. So I wish Richie and the guys the best of luck and currently it looks like its shaping up very well for the team.
Hello from Belfast everyone,
Sorry it’s been a while! I hope you are all enjoying the racing season so far… for me personally after last seasons injury, I am very happy with how the start to the season has gone.
My one main aim in the off-season was to be able to come out strong and start getting results straight away that way it would give me confidence from the off, so I put everything into starting well and I hope you have seen that I have had a good start and it has been getting better as the season has gone on! So my confidence is high at the moment and that helps me perform better as a bike racer.
I’m very excited to be racing one of the prestigious and beautiful stage races in existence! Belfast here we come..
It was great to win stage 5 of the Tour of the Basque country. I will have a full update on the site very soon, thanks for all the continued support guys!
It was a very long, very hard and very wet day in the saddle but placing on the podium at the historical Milan – San Remo race this weekend was no doubt my highlight of the season so far. Lasting the rain and hail and being able to keep my concentration and focus throughout the brutal but beautiful race has continued to boost my confidence. I’m really happy with the fact I was there in the mix at the end of the race for a rider type like myself that’s what its all about. Thanks to the team who rode superbly all day…!
All photos courtesy of Graham Watson
So I’m happy to report that all things are well and I am feeling very good after my return to racing in Mallorca. I think everyone knew how excited I was to get back to this level of racing.
Of course I was still aware that I needed to keep focused and not throw myself into anything reckless because any lapse in concentration can put you on the deck and that could almost immediately halt all my progress.