Your favourite race and climb?
Probably the favourite to watch and the one I daydream about is the Giro. The favourite race I have ridden myself is Tour de l’Avenir. The most liked climb is San Salvador in Mallorca.
Your best or most memorable result in pro cycling?
Stage 17 of the 2020 Vuelta was surely my best race so far.
What are your personal ambitions for the season?
Start winning races and help to give a boost to cycling in Bahrain. Learning from the very bests and become one of them.
How old were you when you knew you wanted to focus on becoming a Pro rider?
At the age of 10 I knew I want to become a Pro rider.
Coming from a CX and track cycling background, what skills are you able to transfer into road cycling?
The track surely helps a lot on the TT bike to know aerodynamics at even higher speeds. CX helped to develop a feeling for the ground and the bike. Understanding the limits of my own skills and not risking more than I know I can do.
What are your tips for becoming a good descender?
Probably the best tip is that riding with somebody who is better than yourself and have fun learning it. But the better your understanding for the bike is the better you will descend, so the more time you spend in cornering, even at low speeds, the more comfortable you’ll get and the faster you’ll go.
How did you feel about your top 20 finish at La Vuelta last season?
It felt like I finally showed my potential in the Pro ranks and I finally arrived at the level where I hoped to be.
What are your thoughts on the Merida Reacto you will be racing this season?
I only heard really good things from Merida bikes and I am looking forward to see how the bike handles myself. But as I had two seasons becoming jealous of the guys riding the Reacto it is about time I get that joy myself too! It looks like it can help the rider win races.
Tour de Suisse - Stage 8 13th June, 2021,
Tour de Suisse - Points classification 13th June, 2021,
Tour de Suisse - Mountains classification 13th June, 2021,
Tour de Suisse - Youth classification 13th June, 2021,
Tour de Suisse - Stage 7 (ITT) 12th June, 2021,
Giro d'Italia - Stage 6 13th May, 2021,
Itzulia Basque Country - Youth classification 10th April, 2021,
Paris-Nice - Youth classification 14th March, 2021,
Paris-Nice 14th March, 2021,
Paris-Nice - Stage 7 13th March, 2021,
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