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Chad Haga blog: An off-season of reflection

I started writing a blog a month ago and got half of it done before I stalled out. Not for lack of time – I was at training camp, free of the responsibilities of home life and not chasing a toddler around the house. It took a while to pin…

Chad Haga blog: Bizarre life after lockdown

Barely seven months and a lifetime ago at team camp in January 2020, we shared murmurs of disbelief that the Tour of Guangxi, scheduled for October, might be at risk if China failed to get control of some virus outbreak. Within the sphere of professional cycling, the idea that world…

Chad Haga blog: Five days of suffering in the Tour de France

It may have only been 5 days of racing, but this week felt every bit as long as the first one. As the stage count increases, so does the proportion of the stage spent suffering, and we did plenty of it in the last two days. Read more on Cyclingnews.com…

Chad Haga blog: Rest day recollections of an eventful Tour de France

It’s been a long time since I last raced 10 consecutive days, and I’m sure I’m not alone in my relief that we get to take today easy. The last “week” at the Tour de France has been extra long, and also full of long stages. Today we have enjoyed…

Chad Haga blog: Let’s Get This Party Started

The only days of a Grand Tour in which time moves faster than on rest days are the days before the race, and nowhere is that truer than at the Tour de France. It’s now the middle of the afternoon on the last day before the race, and it’s the…