Video: Heinrich Haussler on the IAM Cycling team & the Classics
"Go out and smash it," Aussie one-day specialist advises young riders
Sunday’s Tour of Flanders marks the beginning of the cobbled Classics, the ultra-tough races that every one-day specialist wants to win. IAM Cycling’s Heinrich Haussler has Flanders in his sights as he explains in this video.
“I really love the one-day races,” he says. “If I’m in top top form and it’s a hard day sometimes I can do a good sprint.”
Team morale and support’s vital for Haussler, who says that having team-mates he can laugh and joke with is vita - you have to take it seriously, but you have to be able to have fun too.
And that philosophy extends to his advice for younger riders. “When you’re young you’re full of energy you can pretty much do anything. Just go out there and have fun. Although you’ve got to put in the hard work, up until you’re 18 and you can make that next step just enjoy it. You can still be serious and train hard, but just go out in the races and smash it, attack it and just have fun.”