Friday, May 20, 2016
So we are 5 stages deep into the Tour of California and I am smoked! There have been a lot of hard stages...today (stage 5) has been one of the hardest thus far I think. We rode 135 miles (212 km) from sea level up to Lake Tahoe...climbing over 14,000 feet! Anyhow, I will look to get a full post up after this week finishes up, but in the mean time here is a nice interview from Cyclingnews. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/alexey-vermeulen-the-quiet-american/ Thanks for reading!
Monday, May 2, 2016
Ardennes week is a busy time. It may seem stretched out to the eye of a spectator, but to a racer who competes in all three classics. It is a long and difficult seven days.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
After watching Amstel Gold on TV, I was motivated and downright excited to toe the line at Fleche Wallonne. This would be my first big one-day race at the World Tour level and I was interested to see how it would compare to the hard week in Catalunya four weeks earlier where I had made my World Tour debut. My legs were starting to feel good after a solid three-week training block and It was time to put them to work!
Thursday, March 31, 2016
By all accounts and numbers, last week at the Volta Cataluyna was hard. Some riders even went as far as to say it was as hard as the first week of the Tour de France. All I know, as my first world tour race, my baseline for the rest of the world tour schedule is very high!here. Until next time, Alexey
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Although I have never been to a school reunion yet, I feel like it would be something like the beginning of the Reading 120 bike race. Seeing all of your friends for the first time in a couple of months, people you like and the people you like...less, it's a fun change from the normal pre-race stress that everybody usually wears at a race of this caliber. As we lined up on the start line I don't think anybody was prepared for the epic carnage that was about to ensue.
Monday, August 24, 2015
As I came screaming into the mess of riders crashing in front on me only 2 km into the race...I found myself in that moment where everything slows down and you can nearly control the uncontrollable. http://u23peloton.com/2015/08/13/alexey-vermeulen/ Keep your eye out for more posts as I the race draws closer! Thanks for taking the time to read. Hopefully after reading this you can start to listen for the train...because they are always coming!