Is cycling still fun when it’s a job?
When I first turned pro, I was worried that I wouldn’t enjoy riding so much. The word “amateur” comes from “amo,” Latin for “love,” implying that amateurs do it for the joy, and professionals don’t. I’m happy to report that the Romans got it wrong. Riding a bike professionally is more fun in my opinion, because I feel like I got something over on society. Those Romans were always a little bit off, anyway. That’s probably why they built those “ruins” all over Europe.
Ask a Pro answers every question you’ve always wanted to ask about pro cycling. Recently retired pro cyclist Phil Gaimon gathers the absolute gems from his monthly Q&A feature column in VeloNews magazine into Ask a Pro and adds a dose of fresh commentary and even more acerbic and sharp-eyed insights.
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