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2011 - Pasta Montegrappa Zheroquadro

  1. Make benefit glorious nation of Poland!

    What a great weekend for the team. For me it started pretty badly though, I went to ride the event on the national TT course on Saturday where I managed to make a fairly comprehensive list of classic TT errors. I did what I usually do for open TTs these days which is to go and ride the entire course beforehand. It's a good way of learning the course (which was actually necessary for this particular one, it had corners and everything), getting a warm up and also getting an OK number of miles in on ...

    Updated 02-08-2011 at 11:50 PM by David Mclean

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  2. Cake, and lots of it.

    There is a great saying/quote about running training along the lines of "speedwork is just the icing on the cake, and at the moment you have no cake". It's the sort of phrase I would love to have come up with to say to an overly keen, halfwheeling cyclist on a particularly miserable and cold club run in December. Anyway, over a seven day period in Switzerland last week I managed to bake myself a 35 hour block of particularly dense, hardy, fruity miles in the Swiss Jura, staying in Morges by lake ...

    Updated 30-07-2011 at 11:30 AM by David Mclean

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  3. 6 Weeks Later

    Greetings fellow blog readers. 6 weeks ago today I broke my collar bone at a UCI 1.2 race called The Memorial Van Coningsloo in Belgium and today I did my first road race since that break. It was just a local Nat. B but it was on one of my favourite courses. It was the one that goes through Littlebury Green and is normally used for the much feared and ever popular 2nd cat race organised by Crest CC at the beginning of every season. The reason I love it is because it's quite hilly for a local course ...

    Updated 17-07-2011 at 10:45 PM by David Mclean

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  4. Meridiana Kamen, more recovery etc.

    For those that don't yet know, whilst I've been busy recovering from a broken collar bone (i.e. I've not really very busy at all) my team manager Mauro has been busy on my behalf. I've been given the chance to ride for a Continental registered team in Italy until the end of the season called Meridiana - Kamen. It is a well established team, it's been around a few years and my team raced against them at the Tour of Serbia a few weeks ago. It's great news - I'll get a chance to ride some UCI races ...
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  5. FOMO, Recovery etc.

    This is the first Sunday that I haven't raced since the Perfs road race at the begining of February (I think). I guess I am due a rest, even if it is a forced one. If I hadn't broken my collarbone last week in Belgium I would be flying to Belgrade right now to start the Tour of Serbia. My team have left without me and Joe Perrett from Orbea has taken my place, I have massive FOMO and am very bored indeed.

    If anyone want's to follow the race they can do so either from Cycling News ...

    Updated 28-07-2011 at 08:33 PM by David Mclean

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