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What you see when you win an international cycling race

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What you see when you win an international cycling race

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April 13th, 2015

As an amateur cyclist, I have always been curious about what it feels like to be a pro-athlete. I wonder about how their days are structured, what they eat, how they cope with the strains of training.

I’ve also wondered what it must feel like to win. I can’t even fathom being the world’s very best at something and whizzing past the finish line of an international road race with my arms in the air, coming to terms with the fact that I have just won.

The masters of technology have allowed me to get as close as possible by watching this Go Pro footage from Marianne Vos’ helmet during La Course last year.

This video shows her hooning through the streets, some of which are cobbled (a road biker’s worst nightmare), gradually gaining on her competitors until the numbers dwindle to one whom she steams past to cross the line, screaming in happiness.

These are speeds I can only dream of and further increases my awe of these women. Just wow.

2 Responses to “What you see when you win an international cycling race”

  1. Graham Davidson Says:

    Impressive riding but then we always knew Marianne was a class athlete.

  2. Lorna Says:

    She really is! Even over cobbled streets!

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