|Us during a long ride in my region in South of France.|
The D-100 for the Olympic Games function organised by the French Olympic Committee seems so long ago and I ended today certainly the best 4 week training cycle I ever did.
The month was pretty tough and I am fortunate to share my training between Sète and Montpellier with James Elvery. After training together in NZ, we are now helping each other for the big season ahead of us (him in Long distance now and me with the Olympics). And of course Andrea is with us for every session.
About my preparation, the crew of Nicolas Geay ( for national TV 2) followed me one day for a report from the "inside".
It was a standard Saturday of April / May including a session 6.3 k swim with the "pole France", a specific bike session paced behind the scooter and 19km of run including a 5x1500 race pace efforts with 1min rest.
This is a massive opportunity to promote our sport in France as it was for the most famous and followed sport show.
We are still lagging behind other countries but it will only get better!
Here is the link for the video ( in french only).
As you know if you follow me, in 2012 I am ride Milani bicycles (Andrea since 2009).
Milani is an authentic and genuine product actually 'Made in Italy'. Milani preserves a perfect balance between tradition and innovation to develop his philosophy to realize high quality frames for racing bicycles.
I just received the N109 with the new 2012 Sram Red and Quarq power meter and Zipp Firecrest wheels (the model of Zipps varies between 101, 303, 404 or 808 depending on the race course).
(More photos available on my facebook page).
The bike has been amazing to ride in my first outings and I am excited to attack the tough course in Madrid next week with this weapon and on to London.