It was more than just a stage win. Kiefel’s ride that day set the stage for Team 7-Eleven to do pull off much greater feats.
Although it is a popular and important tool for recovery, massage can quickly get prohibitively expensive. If you don’t have the luxury of regular massage, you can bridge the gap between sessions with some self-massage.
In this chapter from his book Boy Racer, Mark Cavendish offers a pedal stroke for pedal stroke retelling of his first Tour de France stage win. (Eat your heart out, Phil Liggett!)
The moment was unforgettable. The moment was ours.
There are two types of bike racers: those who find great strength in the face of a setback and those who crack because of it.