In the latest issue of VeloNews, reporter Caley Fretz profiles Andrew Talansky. A few of our favorite parts are below. Click here to read the full story.
“A lot of people say, ‘Oh, it was your best season when you won Dauphiné,’ and in my opinion, it wasn’t,” Talansky says. “It was last year, starting with Tour of California. I was top-five in every race I did. I was consistent, and capped it off with what I think was the best ride I’ve ever had in my life.” He refers, of course, to the Vuelta.
“Perspective is the best thing in the world. You’re very consumed by this bubble, everything is about the bike — I have to do this, that, or the other—but there are moments in life when things are more important than training and racing. It makes you very thankful for the moments when training and racing are the most important things you have going. It’s very simple. It makes you thankful for those simple times.”