Summer Season: On Racing in Roth in 2014

I am excited to announce that I will be back in Roth this summer to defend my title!  I was able to fulfill my childhood dream of winning this European classic race last year, and I am really glad to be able to make this race a priority in my calendar again this year.  Competing in Roth is an experience that cannot be compared to any other.  There are a lot of emotions that come up when I think about pushing up that crowd-filled Solarer Berg, or entering the epic finish area, completely surrounded by spectators in the triathlon stadium.  This year is bound to be even more impressive, as the folks at Challenge are pulling out all of the stops for the race’s 30th birthday.

Right now, I have been spending some time back home in Luxembourg, in order to get myself back in working order after the race in Melbourne.  Although I had initially planned to do some cross country skiing at the beginning of the month,  plans have change slightly.  Winning in Australia took it’s toll on my hip, which I have been working to get sorted.  I have multiple treatments booked in every day, and am slowly getting back into some minor training.  I will be spending Easter here in Lux, and then heading off to Mallorca for a Uplace-BMC team camp shortly thereafter.  More updates to come soon.

 

King for a Day: I just won Ironman Melbourne – Asia Pacific Champs!

Pre-Melbourne Update

Introducing my new team: Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team

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Greetings from Brussels, Belgium.  I am really excited to announce that I have joined the Uplace-BMC Professional Triathlon Team.  We just finished our official press conference, letting the world know about this amazing group of athletes and professional support crew.  I just completed my first camp of the year with my the team, and everything about the experience has impressed me and solidified and confirmed my decision to become a member of the team.  There is an excellent infrastructure present at Uplace-BMC, and an extreme professionalism that I have never seen in triathlon.  From the first moment I met the team manager when I was considering joining, there has been nothing but positive and consistent interactions that underline the teams integrity and dedication to the sport. Continue reading

Off Season Report: 2013 nearly over

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This post was originally published by Triathlete Europe. You can find it HERE.

Following Kona we had a few relaxing days in Oahu. It was a great way to get away from the world of sport and to celebrate my birthday with my lovely wife. We had some friends with us and also met a few more at the surf spot on the North Shore. It’s unbelievable how amazing this place is.

We returned to Florida and moved into our new house. We have been living in the guesthouse until the renovation of our 1899 house was finally completed. What a house it is now. This was a real birthday present. It feels like I have more than just a simple US base now. As with all houses there is an endless amount of work that has to be done, even once you move in. Alicia calls it fun stuff but for me it’s hard work. Continue reading