Time for memories of my first Grand Tour: La Vuelta, 2nd week »When you see that you can«

4 April 2020|

Given the current situation it is the right time to look back and continue writing down my memories of my first Grand Tour (Memories of my first Grand Tour: La Vuelta, 1st week »From hell to heaven«). After the victory at stage 9, the tenth day was actually the first day of rest. Of course, this doesn’t mean to stay in bed from morning to evening, but during this day I had a [...]

Nothing new, quarantine

28 March 2020|

It's been a good two weeks since my last report, but nothing special has happened in the meantime. After completing a two-week quarantine in Abu Dhabi with my team, I returned to Monaco. On the way home and my first days on the Cote d'Azur, everything was very nice. I was able to train, but things were getting worse here in France. Late last week, we were banned from leaving home, and since [...]

UAE Tour and quarantine

9 March 2020|

Today, 9th March 2020 is the 11th day that I remain locked in "my" hotel room. It's not really mine alone, as I share it with teammate Erik Bystrom. Who would have thought that things would get so complicated? Nobody. Well, let's go step by step, because the purpose and goal of all this was a stage race across the UAE. We arrived in Dubai for our home race three days before its start. [...]

Memories on my first Grand Tour: La Vuelta, week 1

24 January 2020|

We are already in the middle of “winter” preparations for the coming season – and I still owe you a report I promised a while ago, but never found the time to tackle. I don’t think much about the past, unless someone asks me. My thoughts are focused on the future, on trainings and the preparation for the first challenges of the new year. But a promise is a promise and I must write [...]

Azure Coast and Sierra Nevada

15 January 2020|

It's been a while since my last report. After completing my team preparations at Spanish Benidorm, I spent only a few days at home during the Christmas holidays in December. Immediately after them, Urška and I travelled to Cote d'Azur where we continued our training program. The weather was perfect, as most of the days were full of sunshine and the temperatures were favorable for training. The transition to the New Year has [...]

End of the year – December, month of awards

22 December 2019|

At the end of the year I am completely in the next season in my thoughts. There is not much time, although one could expect that cyclists are more »free« in this period. Only rarely I have the time to think about the past; usually only if someone asks, or like in this present case, when I receive an invitation to an award-giving event for this year. In December I was invited to [...]

It’s slowly starting…

28 November 2019|

The headline above tells us that all the beautiful things were quickly over and this year there was less time considered as holidays. A total of six days that Urška and I spent in Malta, and took our mind off of cycling. After my return, I was only home for a few days, as Urška quickly traveled to team building in Verona, where I joined her after a few days. I visited them [...]

Team Building Emirates

31 October 2019|

The season has ended and with it the new one has already started. So I can briefly describe the events since my last race in Podpeč. Last week, I travelled with my team-mate Jan Polanc to Milan and from there to Dubai the following day. The reason behind the travel is, of course the team building, socializing and meeting new faces who are joining the team next season. In other words, briefly, “Group [...]

First part of the 2019 season – a dream

14 September 2019|

We are already in the middle of summer and the temperatures rarely fall under 30°C, but I feel like I was in the middle of winter only a few days ago, packing my suitcases for my first GREAT performance among the elite – the Tour Down Under. I can’t believe how time runs, or better – flies, and what accumulated in my head between the winter and now, when I roam around in my [...]