With another week of training under the belt, I am one week closer to my departure for the USA! In 4 weeks to the day I will be landing In Greenville South Carolina to embark on a new adventure. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, here is the press release from last week.
It’s a very exciting time in my cycling career at the moment and I can’t wait to get to the States and experience all it has to offer. I will be joining the Stan’s No Tubes p/b Proferrin road cycling team for the year. We will be racing criteriums, road races and Tours all over the USA. It in itself is an awesome opportunity to see the country. Check out the team website here. For me personally it will be a new and exciting experience to essentially embark on a season where I will be racing fully on the road.
Some may say that I am shooting for the stars, but I’m going to the States with the goal of securing a contract on a professional team. Of course it won’t be easy but I’m sticking to my guns and believe I have what it takes to make it. I’ve put in some good base miles and now it is the time to build on that and take things up few notches. I’ll be looking to arrive on the other side of the Atlantic in decent form. In preparing for this I will be doing a couple of the Western Cape League road races before I go and spend some time at the Wednesday evening Killarny Crits, an old favourite of mine.
Undertaking such an adventure can be a daunting experience and I am lucky that I will have my girlfriend Ash joining me. It will be fantastic to share these experiences with someone and also to have the support base that Ash will be. I know too, that I will have friends and family back home that are just a phone call away.
The start of my journey in the States will see me arriving in Greenville and most likely be based there for the first two weeks. During this time we will have the team training camp where I will meet my fellow team mates, staff management as well as the team sponsors. From there it looks like we will be based in Florida for approximately 3 weeks for the opening races of the season. Ash will be coming across in the beginning of April and I am excited about having her join me!
That’s all for this week folks, till next time, ciao!