Famous last words: Nathan Haas

Garmin-Sharp’s Nathan Haas on why he read up on world events during the Giro d’Italia, being no good at video games and coping with long stints on the road

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

It’s quite amazing how a five or six-hour ride when you’re in those last stages of the Giro feels like absolutely nothing. Then you have a week off the bike, come back and you’re having trouble finishing two hours. It’s funny how the body almost goes into shut-down mode. The Tour of Austria serves as a fun wake-up call.

I really want to do the Vuelta. It sounds like a really fun race with the same intensity of a Grand Tour. From what all the guys tell me, they have more fun at the Vuelta than they do at the others. It’s not that they take it less seriously, it’s just a different time of year and the weather seems to favour more smiles too.

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