饾晢饾暉聽饾暐饾暀饾晼聽饾晭饾暀饾晼饾晼饾暆聽Episode 3 鈥撀燜inal Touches 鈥 Team BikeExchange Jayco

It鈥檚 the end of April, which means it is almost time for the first Grand Tour of the season,聽Simon Yates鈥聽main goal of the year, the聽Giro d鈥橧talia. As the start date creeps closer, the form has been building and despite some setbacks with a lingering illness and therefore fewer racing days than planned, the British climber is feeling ready.

In聽Episode 3 鈥 Final Touches, part of our three-part documentary series聽ON THE WHEEL, we caught up with Yates to see how he is really feeling after dramatically pulling out of Volta a Catalunya. We explore further how the team leader, with so much pressure and expectation, bounces back mentally and physically from sickness and such a documented race exit, just 10 days after an empathic victory at Paris-Nice.聽

Yates takes us inside his final training phase at his altitude base in Andorra, and we hear first-hand from his girlfriend what it is like being the partner of one of the world鈥檚 best climbers.

Simon reflects on the 2018 Giro d鈥橧talia, admitting how he felt 鈥榚mbarrassed鈥 with what happened but how it is still regarded as a successful tour in his eyes. The lessons were invaluable, he鈥檚 older and wiser now and hungrier than ever.

The form is there but the preparation hasn鈥檛 been straightforward, there鈥檚 still some doubt, there are still some unknowns, but it has been done before. The 鈥楩inal Touches鈥櫬燼re being added, is 2022 going to be the year that Simon conquers the Giro d鈥橧talia once and for all!?

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