PezCycling News - What's Cool In Pro Cycling : Christopher Juul-Jensen hopes for Giro 2014

Now On Pez
Daily Distractions!
Tech N Spec
Marcel Kittel, corridore dell'Etixx Quick-Step, questa mattina all'aeroporto di Lamezia Terme dopo il rientro dall'Olanda dove si sono svolte le prime tre tappe del Giro d'Italia 2016, 9 maggio 2016. ANSA / MATTEO BAZZI
Pra Loup - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Contador Velasco Alberto (Team Tinkoff Saxo) pictured during le Tour de France 2015 - stage 17 - from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup on wednesday 22-07-2015 - 161 KM - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Sabine Jacob/Marketa Navratilova/Cor Vos © 2015
Pez Videos
<iframe id="ytplayer" type="text/html" width="280" height="150" src="" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Readers' Rigs
London - England - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Nicole Cooke - Elizabeth Armistedt - Lucy Martin and Emma Pooley (GBR) pictured during road race elite women Olympic Games 2012 - foto Cor Vos ©2012 *** local caption *** 00906546
Houthalen - Helchteren - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Kopecky Lotte (Belgium / Lotto Soudal Ladies) - Kitchen Lauren (Australia / Hitec Products) Druyts Kelly (Belgium / Topsport Vlaanderen - Etixx) Tuslaite Daiva (Lithuania / INPA Bianchi) pictured during Trofee Maarten Wijnants in Houthalen Helchteren - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2016
Arnhem - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - The Devol and Marcel Kittel (Germany / Team Etixx - Quick Step) pictured during stage 3 of th 99th Giro d'Italia 2016 from Nijmegen to Arnhem in the
Christopher Juul-Jensen hopes for Giro 2014
logotinkoff What was the best experience this season?

“The best experience this year was definitely doing the cobble classics! I’ve been fascinated by these races since I got into cycling. I think I saw the famous Joergen Leth documentary “A Sunday in Hell” 10 times the day before Roubaix just to put everything into perspective. The whole Flemish/Northern French vibe throughout the classics campaign was incredible and made me really appreciate having it made it this far!”

What was the most disappointing moment?

“Personally, it was being ”de-selected ” for the Giro line-up a couple weeks prior to the race. I had been looking forward to starting my first Grand Tour, so that was quite a disappointment. But now I’m only extra motivated to start my first Grand Tour on my ”semi” home ground, Ireland! The ‘Armstrong” case and the Tsunami of controversy that it brought onto the sport was also a major blow. Mainly because I feel it stole a lot of the positive attention that the sport deserves today. The sport has undeniably developed in the right direction and I think this needs equal amounts of focus or more than the past!

What was the funniest moment?

“There are many funny moments whenever travelling with the team. But having a two page article about myself in a Japanese Bike magazine wasn’t something I see everyday.”

What are your goals for the coming season?

“Focusing on helping Matti win Flanders. Starting the Giro in Ireland and developing into a rider that can win races!”

How do you spend time in the off-season?

”I spend as much time as possible with my girlfriend and when she gets fed up having me around, then I play a lot of music with Matti (Breschel) & Anders (Lund) . We have to make sure our band, “The Broom Wagons”, goes platinum the day we all stop cycling.”



Pez Comments

Related Stories