Friday, 19 June 2015

The Weigh-In

I am currently dipping in and out of a book called The Tour de France - to the bitter end. I am also watching a lot of cycling, and doing a lot of cycling.

In the book, there is an interview with Sir Bradley Wiggins from 2009. He spoke of some of the difficulties he faced swapping track cycling for road racing and grand tours - weight loss, illness and team tactics among them.

When Chris Froome produced an exceptionally powerful performance in the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine last week it brought Wiggins' words to mind. Such strength shown by so slender an athlete. It also brought me back to my biggest ride to date which was at the Tour de Yorkshire sportive. I appeared to lose an enormous amount of weight in one day, much to the concern of my family.

You can read my musings here > http://replacewithblog.com/weighty-matters/