Simon Yates referred to it as “Sunny”.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out, given the Yates Jacko Herald is talking about the Sun Tour.
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But at this time of the year, one is more familiar with the depth of winter in Britain.
Yates has first-hand experience. Now 27, the last time Michelton-Scott won the Grand Tour as a 20-year-old here, Great Britain’s national team is racing the Bay Crites and Sunny.
And it was sunny. Very funny. “Foyer,” she said when asked about the heat.
“Well, I’ve got two figures for you. The first Bay Crites stage, surrounded by the hit dog circuit Geelong, is still my highest time heart rate,” Yates says.
“Then we did Sunny a short time later. In stage 1 or second, they took the competition the day before because of the heat and it is still my most popular day on the bike.
“My 48c or it was in Garmin that was (the bike computer) and still not killed. So I got some good memories from there! “
We’re talking about Christmas. The Andorra resident has returned to Manchester after a training camp on Gran Canaria, Spain.
Although his mother’s famous “Sunday lunch” is an instant cause of excitement, his trip to Down Under is not too far from his mind.
The Yachts Herald will use the Sun Tour and our summer cycling as a springboard for a season that includes Japan’s Giro D’Talia and the Olympic Road Race as its targets.
In the seven years since he became a pedal to the latest fury in this region of the world, he has won the Espa ভa at the 2018 Vuelta and claimed every stage on three great cycling trips.
Yet some of the world’s best climbers say the Herald Sun Tour has long appealed.
He said, “One of the things that really attracted me to the public was the emotions of the other boys (teammates).
“You see it when you watch it on TV, you’ve heard it from the boys, and I really like this type of racing when everyone is really ready and lets it go.
“I always wanted to come down and do the Aussie summer anyways and it felt like the perfect moment.
“It played a bit with the Giro and the Olympics in the program we were looking for for 2020.
“I had this idea with Whitey (Mitchelton-Scott Sports Director Matt White) and he was very interested.
“I’m looking forward to being there and hoping for a good performance.”
Yates has made a name for himself as a fighter on the bike since joining the Australian WorldTour team with twin brother Adam in the 21st and has been seemingly a nerveless striker.
In an unforgettable sport decided by small margins, he is a racer as well as a 58kg climber – a temperamental attacker whose style all warms and fades inside of cyclical romantics.
At 2 27, he is still young but at the same time cycling. This has helped him make the most of an impression in a high-pressure game that can stop his fighters from breathing.
“I think it’s more when I really do racing – and I don’t want to say cliché – but I’m in the moment,” says Yates.
“I’m not really thinking about what the consequences are or, ‘If I ridicule it, it happens.’ It’s just like, it’s a job and it works that way, and I guess it brings the experience to the end of the day and throws myself into this situation. .
“I have had many successes, but I have had many failures. I do not like these boys who win 20 races a year. You learn from it and you move on. “
Yates also learned from last year’s frustrations. These lessons meant he didn’t come all this way just to tour the country Victoria for the Herald Sun Tour on February 5-9. And with a course that ends two summits at Falls Creek and Mount Buller, it’s a rare opportunity for cycling fans to get a good look at the world’s brightest talents.
“I want to hit the racing ground very early, for another reason I’m coming to Australia,” he says.
“In 2018, I ran every race to win and that was the big difference of 2019 গত Last year I left for Paris-Nice and Catalunya as a dome or I skipped and I wasn’t ready.
“This year I really want to move the ball right from the start, as I did in 2018. There was not much I could do here, so we would just follow it.”