Belgium Tour – Martin Elmiger «I expect the next race to be difficult»

26 May 2014

IAM Cycling

Six weeks already that Martin Elmiger is training his patience. A fracture in his left scaphoid during the Tour of Flanders (April 6th) stopped him from exercising his passion, to finish the classic campaign and to prepare properly for the second part of the season.

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A plaster allowed him nevertheless to be on a bike, first on the trainer and then on the road. The OK from the doctors came at the right point, according to the habitant of Zug.

“At my age (35) and thanks to my experience I have learnt to keep a sense of portion and to prepare for the next objective. I trained well last week, with long sessions. I still have some pain and I expect the next race to be difficult. I will do everything to help the team. My goal at the Tour of Belgium will be find my rhythm again. At the GP of Aargau in Gippingen I will have the opportunity to work on the details in order to be at the top for the Tour de Suisse, major objective of IAM Cycling.”


Bâloise Belgium Tour 

Stage 1: Lochristi – Buggenhout (174 km)

Stage 2: Lierde – Knokke Heist (170 km)

Stage 3: Diksmuide – Diksmuide (clm ind. de 17 km)

Stage 4: Lac de l’Eau d’Heure – Lac de l’Eau d’Heure (184 km)

Stage 5: Oreye – Oreye (174 km)

More about the race

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Directeurs Sportifs  Eddy Seigneur / Mario Chiesa


The Line Up

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