Saturday, 10 March 2012

1st served: Jeremy Roy!

Jeremys spoken, so sing Pearl Jam , but here we have European cycling star Mr Jeremy Roy, 2011's tour break away king.

We made up a set of questions and surprisingly and delightfully had them answered, all of them. Merci beaucoup Mr J. Roy. Enjoy! :

What was the first CD (cassette?!) you bought?

Nirvana - Nevermind

What music do you prefer to listen to? For relaxing, training, partying etc?

Pop, Rock & sometimes metal

What was the last CD or Mp3 you bought or downloaded? 


What was your favourite gig you’ve been to?

Black Eyes Peas

Worst gig?

My school’s choir.

Ever met a famous person who turned out to be a real shit?

No, superman maybe ! lol

If you can, and do, read, what is your favourite book?

I don’t read books, only magazines.

Which TV shows tickle you?

How I met your Mother

Do you speak any other languages?

English, German (in my previous life)

What inspires you to get out and train in the morning?

To be the best… and when you come back you can eat some delicious food

How did you end up becoming a rider in the professional peloton? If you were not, what would you like to be doing instead?

Madiot brothers contact me, if no I have a master degree in mechanical, or maybe a masterchef !

What is your fave coffee stop cake?

Cookie or brownie with latte macchiatto

What is your highest heart rate and km/h you’ve ever seen?

190 bpm and 110 km/h

What are your guilty pleasures off the bike?

Computer, cooking, gardening , building something

Which races do you follow most closely and why?

Paris-Roubaix, Tour des Flandres with cobbles there is always a show even if I hate ride on them. Tour de France (every day a new race)

What is your most memorable pro cycling moment in a race you were not involved in?

Gilbert victoy in San Sebastian

Which country has the best podium girls?


And finally, do you ever get that weird boner type thing after you’ve been in the saddle for ages and blood flow to the genitals is restricted? No? Just me then! 

Sometimes, but with a good position on your bike and a good fi’zi:k saddle; there is no problem.

Bonus question: If you had to watch two dogs having sex, which breeds would you choose? 

I do not like animals…

See You

Thats it folks. Hope you enjoyed it. Until the next time!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Its not about the bike...

Introducing a new dimension to this lets be honest, fairly paltry attempt at a blog. From now on we will be publishing the same questions that have been sent to people easily enough to be contacted via email and who have been generous enough take the time to answer me. These people have been or are still involved in professional cycling. I hope you all enjoy this little snippet into the lives of the people who constitute our great sport!