‘I wanted to ride for the joy of riding… something different than races, training, numbers, Strava, tactics’

BMC's Daniel Oss sits down with CW to discuss why he put away the training schedule after the Giro d'Italia and just grabbed his bike and rode wherever he felt for seven days

Daniel Oss at the 2016 Giro d'Italia, stage 12 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Daniel Oss is beginning his 2017 march to the Classics with BMC Racing's captain Greg Van Avermaet. He is doing so with a love for cycling that was only made stronger during a bike tour last summer in Italy.

The Mister Rock of cycling – with his long curly hair, big smile and fixating blue eyes – finished the 3500 kilometres of the Giro d'Italia and needed to unplug. Instead of a beach vacation, he reached for his black carbon fibre BMC bicycle, strapped on some bags and began a journey.

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