Poletje

Vse odkar sem izvedel da grem na Tour de France, sem o vsem govoril- pred Tour de France. Zdaj je kar naenkrat tu. Iz dirke Ster ZLM na Nizozemskem majice nismo obdržali, minimalne razlike so se naredile samo na prologu in dvema ubežnikoma je v soboto uspelo – sicer smo poskušali in sam sem bil tretji, a vendar ni bilo dovolj. Drugače smo lahko zelo zadovoljni s tremi etapnimi zmagami. Zdaj sem imel dva dni čas predahniti v zeleni Sloveniji.

V nedeljo se udarimo za državni naslov na cesti pri Kranju – upam da se vidimo v čim večjem številu! 😀 Kak dan za tem pa že grem na pot proti Dirki po Franciji –  ampak za začetek v Nemčijo. Grand depart je tokrat v Dusseldorfu s prologom, ampak to je že zgodba za naslednjič.

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When I found out that I am going on the Tour de France, it seemed like is a long time to go – now it’s here.  Last race was Ster ZLM in Holland, it was a really tough race, but I think that we can be satisfied with 3 stage wins. Now I had a few really short days to relax, on Sunday we have national championship in road race and then via Tour de France, this year grand depart is in Germany in Dusseldorf, where it starts with prologue. But this is a story for another time… 😀

Sierra Nevada

Res je, že dolgo se nisem oglasil, a vendar  – Na redkem zraku na višini sicer težko diham pa vseeno! Trenutno smo na višinskih pripravah v Sierri Nevadi na jugu Španije. Potem me čaka etapna dirka na Nizozemskem, ter državno prvenstvo cestna dirka doma- kar se tiče tekmovalnega dela pred Tour de France. Za nami je že kar nekaj prevoženih kilometrov, tudi višinskih, najtežje delo pa nas čaka v zadnjem tednu. Sem kar vesel da smo tu zgoraj, ko je malce bolj sveže, kot spodaj v Granadi, danes je bilo 38 stopinj! Se vidimo na državnem prvenstu 😀

So here we are on the thin air, currently in high altitude training camp in Sierra Nevada in south of Spain. After that we are going to a stage race to the Netherlands, and then I race road race National Championship at home and that would be all with competitions before the start of Tour de France. We already did some quality kilometers, the hardest part awaits for us in the last week. It is special up here, and I am happy that is a bit fresher that down in Granada – today was 38 degrees! Some pics 😀

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Dirka po Romandiji

Evo pa smo na polovici Dirke po Romandiji… Skorajda nisem verjel, da bo glede na sončne dneve prej res tako slabo – a vendar dež ni razočaral, ulivati je začelo na dan prologa. V Aiglu, na 4,8 km dolgem trasi nisem preveč tvegal, spodrsnilo mi je že iz startne rampe, a vendar sem dal vse od sebe. Včerajšnja prva etapa se je že končala na klanec, delali smo dobro, napadali, a ni bilo dovolj za selekcijo, itak smo bili vsi totalno zmrznjeni. Danes zjutraj smo se zbudili v sneg in na srečo so start prestavili vsaj v dolino (začeti bi morali z dolgim spustom), med etapo je snežilo, deževalo, pihalo, ni da ni! Zamrznjeni obrazi, prsti na rokah da ne veš če bremzaš ali prestavljaš, ampak – das ist radsport kot bi rekel moj dober prijatelj! Še vedno je upanje da bo jutri vreme malo boljše, ampak to rečejo vsak dan haha. Imamo dober tim, za vikend nas čaka veliko dela –  kraljevska etapa in potem kronometer v Lozani! Borba dalje!

Here we are at the half time of the Tour of Romandie. Because of the sun in the last few days, I almost didn’t believe that the bad weather will really come – but rain didn’t disappoint. It started raining heavily on the day of the prologue and in Aigle on 4,8km long race I slipped already on a starting gate, so I didn’t risk everything, but still gave my best. Yesterday’s stage ended uphill, we did a good job, also we attacked strongly but the profile didn’t allowed any selection and we were all frozen! Today we woke up in snow, luckily they moved the start on flat – we should have started descending. During the stage there was snow, rain, fog, wind, everything. We had frozen faces, haven’t felt fingers (Am I breaking or changing the gear?) We still hope that it will be better weather tomorrow, like every day haha. We have a good team, and for the weekend we will have a lot of work- queen stage and then the TT in Lausanne. Fighting on!

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