Congratulations to James Piccoli and the Elevate KHS pro cycling team on winning the Stage 4, the Queen stage, at the 2019 Tour de Taiwan!
After the race James had this to say, “Today is a really hard stage. On the beautiful road of Nantou county, Sun Moon Lake, so nice here, but the road is very hard. Our strategy was to see if we can make a small group on the climb, because that is my best chance since I don’t sprint very fast. I just tried to attack with 1km to go, and it worked.”
James attacked with 500 meters to go and came to a very comforting gap to win this years 4th stage.
The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling team will be racing the Tour de Taiwan March 17-21st. This the third time the team has traveled to Taiwan to compete in the UCI 2.1 stage race that is the first stop of the UCI Asia Tour.
Having missed an awful lot of quality training over the course of a season that spanned an antibiotic allergy, food poisoning stemming from subsiding on less than ideal nutrition while trapped on busses for 48 hours in one weeks time, five weeks of a displaced rib, and two months of intense knee pain stemming from a poorly thought out switch to my cross training, I finished up with the later developing into no less than a few weeks of severe back spasms which left me struggling to even walk.
Being told “oops that training WAS a bad idea” by a new coach who muttered “trust me” more times than I was comfrotable with was likely as much of a confidence killer as my lack of fitness following all that had transcribed. It’s not that I couldn’t have regrouped and done what I could to salvage some semblance of my previous years performances but generally that begins with recovery and with my calendar already set I had already been attempting in vain to get low quality rest in the place of good training.
Still I had come up with the idea to travel to Belgium to experience the real deal and I was determined to see it through, even if mere days before my flight out for three months of athletic endeavors I was crying in the emergency room seeking relief to my seized back. After all how was I going to manage to haul two bike cases and luggage around an airport if I could… (more…)
Conclusion – Owning It | 2018 – 2019 CX #11 was last modified: February 28th, 2019 by khsadmin
Canadian Adam Roberge traveled to Southern California so that he was able to have a solid winter training block ahead of the 2019 season. As a new addition to the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team, Adam is motivated to make an impact with break through performances and being an integral member of the squad.
You just completed your first team camp with the team – how did it go and what is your impression for the 2019 season and the team?
It was great to meet the team, and it is always a wonderful time getting to know people who share the same passion as you. It went pretty well, I was especially surprised and happy when I realized how close the staff and riders were. It feels like a big family and I’m super excited to improve as a rider and person with all of them.
After camp, you and 3 teammates raced a local event, the Victorville Road Race, where you finished 2nd. How was the course and conditions?
Really hard, it was 12 laps of a 10km circuit. What made the course so challenging was the extreme wind conditions. My Elevate-KHS teammates and I stayed together as long as we could so we were able to work together in an echelon formation to waste the least amount of energy
Teammate Alfredo Rodriguez won the race with you 2nd – how did the race play out?
Alfredo was in a break of 4 guys off the front. I was in the group behind with my to other teammates Ulises and Brian. We worked together to keep the break at… (more…)
Adam Roberge is Prepared for 2019 was last modified: February 27th, 2019 by khsadmin