Your favourite race and climb?
Liege-Bastogne-Liege is my favourite race by far.
As my most memorable career victory is the stage victory at Tour de France 2019., I would choose La Planche des Belles Filles as my favourite climb.
Your best or most memorable result in pro cycling?
Yes, this Tour de France stage win in 2019. is my favourite result, but closely followed by my GC victory at Tour of Poland which I put almost equally high on my list.
What are your personal ambitions for the season?
My ambitions for the following season are targeted to the to the stage races at Paris-Nice or Dauphine, but also high pointed are the classic races at the early phase of the upcoming season.
You’ve had good results in all racing formats, but which type of racing is your favorite?
It is really hard to choose. I am able to race on different types of races, so I have a big love for the Flanders Classic races, but I equally love the Ardennes Classics from my successes in younger categories. Of course, I’m good at the stage races and I always have big ambitions for such type of racing.
In 2019 you finished 12th at La Vuelta. What are your ambitions for GC in the near future?
Grand Tour GC is something that I want to do better in the close future and get into top 10 and even much higher than what I did already.
What were the challenges you faced last season with COVID?
Covid-19 season break was quite long for me without racing and I am a guy who likes to spread racing as much as possible over the year and being out of competition for so long and to get back to races was a hard challenge and I was struggling a lot to find a good rhythm, and at the end of this specific season I was finally happy to get good feeling and good legs.
Congratulations on getting Married! Any noticeable difference in your life?
Getting married last winter was a really nice think for me, but due to the Covid-19 we couldn’t have a proper party, but we will have a real party after this pandemic issues will be behind us and our lives.
What are your thoughts on the Merida Reacto you will be racing this season?
I raced the Merida Reacto over the last season couple of times, because I am a rider who uses Merida Scultura more, but I am really looking forward to the new model of Merida Reacto and I am hardly waiting to use it on the flats where it will make the difference.
Tour de France - Stage 8 3rd July, 2021,
Tour de France - Stage 6 11th July, 2019,
Critérium du Dauphiné - Stage 2 10th June, 2019,
Arctic Race of Norway - Stage 4 13th August, 2017,
Arctic Race of Norway 13th August, 2017,
Arctic Race of Norway - Stage 1 10th August, 2017,
Tour de Pologne 4th August, 2017,
VOO-Tour de Wallonie - Stage 5 26th July, 2017,
VOO-Tour de Wallonie 26th July, 2017,
VOO-Tour de Wallonie - Stage 3 24th July, 2017,
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