A photo and text tour of endurance sport in NZ and abroad, and
snippets of my training and racing as a New Zealand representative
triathlete and MeoGP rider. Follow my progress towards the 2013 Ford Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Proudly sponsored by Ricoh and Armstrong Sport.
White Horse favourite for Worlds Road Race is none other than Phillipe Gilbert. The stats are impressive… Phil has raced 71 days this season with 24 victories including, Amstel, Liege, Belgium Champ, Tour stage, San Sebastian and the GP Quebec. The Worlds would be the icing on the cake.
RIDE Magazine Tour predictions.
Who’s your money on?
Congratulations to Dunedin’s own @Greghenderson1 on being selected for his debut Tour de France with Lotto-Belisol.
“This is it, you know. This is ‘the’ race. I’ll bury myself so deep for three weeks to do my best. I’m prepared to suffer so much some days just to get through. Hours of suffering but I’m fully mentally prepared for this. I don’t care how much it hurts.”
Movistar’s motto is a perfect fit for a pro cycling team.
Porte gets in the zone.
“There is something exquisite about the rigors of going contre le montre, thanks to the subtle nature of inflicting the-world-is-gonna-end pain on oneself via a personal mind-body tourniquet. It is masochism at its most graceful. Racing against the watch is where you employ every legal wind-cheating, time-saving trick you have up your skin-tight sleeve. Go for the big gains first, and then move on to the increasingly marginal, all in an attempt to leave no effort wasted, no blood vessel unharmed.”