(procycling.no): At the same time of last year attempted Offered Boasson Hagen to take again the lost and found form ahead of the classics, after that he operated away gallbladder in the beginning of January.
Wednesday was the prerequisites are completely different, when he opened the season in the Spanish power Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. Vintertreningen has gone smoothly, and on the 10,3 km long time trial in the Orihuela showed the Norwegian that the winter has borne fruit.
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With the time 12:55 he got a drømmestart on the season, when he beat a number of habile temporyttere, among others, Tony Martin and Geraint Thomas, to take the victory.
Can't say that I'm not surprised. I have been trained well through the winter and had done that which was planned, so felt that I was in shock, but there are many other strong riders on the start line here, so I'm a little bit surprised that it went so well as it did. I am very happy with it, so clearly, he says to procycling.no.Very nice
His team, Dimension Data, changed sykkelleverandør front of the season, and has gone from Cervélo to the BMC. It has been replaced with time on the new temposykkelen for the 31-year-old, "but fortunately this was enough, apparently."
- It is very good to be able to start so well as I did now. When it is such a good field here so it is very delicious, so early in the season. It is good there.
Without any damage or sykdomsavbrekk, he has been followed exercise routine through the winter. The foundation has been laid through the six hours long sessions on a mill at home in the basement, connected to the treningsplattformen Zwift.Will try to defend the jersey
the Race goes over five stages and after the initial tempoen Wednesday, continues the race with three demanding stages in the next few days.
on Thursday, waiting for a 166 km long leg in the Alicante area, which takes the riders over three categorised climbs, while Friday's stage takes the riders over six categorized climbs, with bakkeavslutning.
Dimension Data-the rider will not speculate about the form is good enough that he can follow the best bakkerytterne the next few days, but will do his to try to defend ledertrøyen.
(article continues below)SHOWED STRENGTH: Offered Boasson Hagen is the fastest of the åpningstempoen in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. PHOTO: David Ramos/ View more
just Have to take it day by day and see how it goes. Try to defend the jersey as well as possible, but there are some hard days so we'll see how it goes.
It is a bit different with long leg [vs. ten mile pace], but I'll at least give it the fight I can.Sportsdirektøren not surprised
sporting director Gino Van Oudehove came tempoen in the Spanish power from home in Tønsberg. He is in no way surprised Boasson hagen's performance.
- No, I'm not surprised. We sat and talked about it in the lead for a couple of days ago, what were the possibilities on the tempoen. We were a little unsure on the last climb. I talked with Offered last night and he had a good faith belief that it could go fast. So once we got his time when he came in the goal, so I knew that he would be pretty high up [on the list], " he says to procycling.no.
He has had very good winter and trained at all levels, so then it automatically goes faster on all levels. the
The south african team had a lean season last year, with only seven victories. An early and convincing victory from the 31-year-old comes therefore very handy.
- It means quite a lot. One thing is that we have renewed the team so much, but it increases the expectations and the pressure. Tour Down Under was good - this is great! We can say we are fairly in the route.Believe in the "one of the better season of the Offered"
Now it's just to keep them disease - and accident-free the two upcoming months, so has Van Oudehove the belief that the student can deliver a good klassikersesong.
Combined with the immaculate winter, he believes also that miljøskiftet the team has gone through since the last season might be a redeeming factor for the Norwegian this season.
I think there are many factors that come into play. Everything has to indicate in the winter are on the right track. Training has gone well, the tests have gone well, your mood has been on the top. New equipment, new teammates, new people in the support system, so the composition of many factors that we might get to see one of the better season of the Offered.
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