ITT Tijdrit Almere

This Saturday, April 20, I will participate in the individual time trial ‘Tijdrit Almere’.

A very well organized event in my backyard, in which I participated last year as well.

It’s a big event too: last year, there where some 420 individual participants and 68 teams (of 4).

There are three individual distances, a hand-bike time trial and a team time trial.

There’s a 5.5 kilometer kid’s TT for boys and girls, and the (more or less) grown ups can chose between 21 and 42 kilometers; the team time trial is 21 kilometers.

Besides the kids, participants are split into various categories: junior, senior and masters, although the juniors cannot participate in the long distance.

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Tour de Suisse 2019

Belvedere near the summit of the Furka
Hotel Belvedere on the Belvedere on the Furka – photo credit: Anthony Leutenegger Photography

This year’s official Tour de Suisse, will take place from June 15th to June 23rd. While this is an event I like to follow – and watch, if it is at all possible to find a feed – this post is to inform you that I will construct a ‘Tour de Suisse 2019’ of my own 🙂

I already have my own Giro and Tour, and at the end of my last Giro d’Italia in 2015, I rode a final stage in Switzerland.

This stage made such an impression, that I promised myself to get back there one day, so as usal, I have no problem dubbing that Tour de Suisse.

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Direct Power Coaching

DPC LogoA while back, I came across Direct Power Coaching.

This is a group of cycling & triathlon coaches, headed by Pav Bryan.

They offer what they call ‘Truly Personal Coaching’, so no standard copy-paste plans, but plans tailored to your needs or goals.

With ‘money back guarantee’ if you do not improve, so upfront there should not be any reason not to plunge into the deep, if this is your first ever experience with this type of coaching.

As it is for me – I’m not worried about the money, so that’s not an issue, but I’ve never been coached on a (near) personal level.

But, I think I could do with some help…

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