January 16, 2018

I got off my bike in the middle of a training ride in early August and I would have done anything to not ride home. That was when I knew for sure my retirement from professional cycling was no longer a ‘what if’ but a ‘now’. I trained as hard as I ever had done before...

December 9, 2016

They said I didn’t know everything. They were right. Some of my perceptions have been correct over the years, some of them haven’t, but if I were to write some advice for all aspiring athletes of any level, especially those aiming to be professional cyclists, this woul...

December 1, 2016

Here Ed talks about whether you should race (or train) when you're sick. It's part of his YouTube series Life X Bike. Check his channel out by clicking here...or here...or here

September 2, 2016

5) The Muur Van Geraardsbergen. 

I can’t write anything remotely original about this mythical climb, so I’ll use personal experience instead. The reason it makes number 5 is because its actually quite awful. Its so unfathomably rough, and when raced, its unfathomably ha...

August 4, 2016

I wrote this back in 2012 but it's a fun piece to re-read and see how it applies to cycling in 2016

Maybe you know by now, my team, Marco Polo – Donckers Koffie, is registered in Ethopia. Of all places, it’s registered in a country where life in general has been thwarte...

April 2, 2014

Tucson, Arizona. Home of cacti for as far as the eye can see and multiple locations seen in the most popular western movies as well as the location of capture of the infamous John Dillinger – did I ever think I would be here for a start of the season training camp? Nop...

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