Post Valencia blues

I opened my racing season in Volta Valencia. A 5 day race in south of Spain is an awesome way to kick off the season. Weather was good, racing was hard and I was definitely doing better then I usually am at this time of the year and in my first races of the year.…

The cycle begins again

Cyclists aren’t really humans. Not for most of the year at least. Most of us are so focused on diet, training and competing that we forget how to human. We say we go back to “normal” when we hit offseason, do nothing, most go out drinking and just sitting around the house. I don’t think…

Holidays

I’m Latvian, but doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate Thanksgiving. I feel like holidays in general are becoming more and more international. Could it be because the different nationalities are mixing more and therefore traditions? Could it be that we just like any reason to have a day off? Could it be that we’ll take all…

This one time at the Olympics

The must have picture with Kristaps Osis The Olympic games closing ceremony was yesterday, but it feels like my Olympics ended so long ago. I’ve had time to reflect about my experience, seen other athletes compete and decompress from all that was going on over there. The games are so big you have to be…

Too much rain?

Was it really that bad out there? Stage 6 of Tour of Poland got cancelled due to bad weather and bad road conditions. Not sure how much people could tell from pictures or videos, but it actually was pretty bad out there. So let me elaborate on it as one of the riders that did…

Too busy earnin

Sorry. I’ve been busy lately more so then usual. Prioritizing is a big thing and just because writing is more just for me and those 4 of you reading, it’s pretty low on the list. Quick summary of what I’ve been doing since my last piece: Couple of more classics – all the Ardennes of…