All images: ©Laura Fletcher
At the recent Bay Crits (see previous blog entry) Laura caught up with Koen de Kort of Trek-Segafredo.
Koen has joined the team for 2017 with the aim of riding in support of their other new signing John Degenkolb. Koen is not only one of the top lead-out riders in the peloton but also a first-rate performer in his own right, having won the U23 version of Paris-Roubaix and a stage of the 2005 Tour de l’Avenir.
So tell me what it’s like starting the year in new colours after all this time.
Image: ©Laura Fletcher
Early 2017 sees much of the pro peloton - male and female - head to the Antipodes for some pre-season action. In particular, the leading riders will be taking on the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and the Santos Tour Down Under - plus of course the locals will be competing in the Australian National Road Race Championships.
Laura Fletcher of thepelotonbrief.com has headed Down Under to get a sense of the early season form and report back for Conquista. She begins her Down Under Diaries with the 2017 Bay Crits...