'Simon Yates is asking me how I manage to keep up': Bora-Hansgrohe's skier-turned-cyclist on adapting to life in the pro peloton

Anton Palzer was one of the best ski mountaineers in the world, before switching sport and heading directly to the WorldTour in April this year

Anton Palzer at the Tour of the Alps 2021 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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For all of those bored to death by the mentions that Primož Roglič used to be a ski jumper, fear not!

Bora-Hansgrohe announced last year they would be signing prominent ski mountaineer Anton 'Toni' Palzer for the 2021 season, the German swapping the snow for tarmac in April after his final skiing commitments were done.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.