Well, here we are again on the sofa at VeloVoices Towers chatting to Geoffroy Lequatre over an espresso or two. In part one of our interview we talked about Geoffroy’s love of design and his G4 Dimension high-performance clothing range, the highlights of his two years at Team RadioShack and how he coped with and came back from serious injuries.
Thor Hushovd turns 34 today, giving us a good excuse to celebrate the Norse God of Thunder.
The most successful Scandinavian cyclist to date, the mighty Thor has won the Tour de France’s green jersey twice: first in 2005 and then, in slightly controversial circumstances, in 2009. Once the officials demoted Mark Cavendish in stage 14’s sprint finish, it looked like Thor had the green jersey sewn up. However, his audacious 80km solo ride through the mountains on stage 17 to pick up a cluster of intermediate points proved to the doubters that he was a deserving winner of the maillot vert in Paris.
Philippe Gilbert is a man of great expectations and aspirations. If I had won the amount of races he did last year, I’d be feeling pretty invincible too. Now, he’s setting his sights on the world’s biggest bike race – the Tour de France. After wearing the yellow jersey for a day at last year’s edition, he caught the Tour de France bug. And he’s out for more.