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Re: Retirement announcements
« Reply #540 on: September 25, 2019, 17:27 »
https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1175971246854561792
Good interview, he makes some very good points there:
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The current template right now is all about just pinning yourself to the absolute maximum, and then you either make it or you don't. I think that is a poor template, because a lot of kids fall through the cracks, and we don't have the numbers to play that game here in Canada, so we need to do what we can with what we have. The odd times, you have the Mike Woods and the Leah Kirchmanns come through, but a lot of times you have guys like ... I think of Christian Meier, who had a strong career and was such a great domestique. Christian found his niche in professional cycling and he made the most of it, and, you know what - that's a great career.

A lot of people don't understand ... you are not going to be a Peter Sagan, but you can still be a great cyclist. So, you need to find the right path for you. So many kids now, I think they just want to jump to that next level; they want to be the next thing, they want to climb at so many watts, sprint to so many watts ... it's way too much information out there. I think they [young riders] just need a little more guidance - especially in Canada, because they aren't exposed to the things that go on in Europe.
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