Tour Down Under: Schmoozin’ with the Jensie!

If you follow Jens Voigt on Twitter you’ll know he seems to travel more now than when he was a professional rider. As a team consultant with Trek-Segafredo, he’s much in demand, particularly in Australia and USA, but that isn’t his only post-retirement role. 

He’s at the Santos Tour Down Under working as Event Ambassador. Not only does he do some commentating during the stages but he’s mingling with the crowds at the start and finish of every stage, signing autographs, spotting wildlife, and photobombing selfies with his usual good humour.

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I quizzed Jens about his book which, when I last interviewed him in April 2013, he told me he would write once he retired. He told me that it’s nearly finished, and he had the draft with him. It just needs a final edit and photographs.

Jens wanted to charge me A$10 for the photo, I assumed he was joking!

Jens wanted to charge me A$10 for the photo, I assumed he was joking!

The book has an American publisher and it will be published in English in USA, Britain and Australia, probably in late spring, early summer. (Sorry – he couldn’t be more precise!)

jensbookWhat he did say was that the book was going to be a lot more revelatory than his previous book, published only in German post-Puerto, which could best be described as anodyne!

To keep up with Jens, follow him on Twitter

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