The guys took a well-deserved easy day after six hard hours in the mountains yesterday. The program called for a couple easy hours on the bike with the primary focus being active recovery so the plan was to ride for about an hour to one of the neighboring towns for coffee. Not bad.
Once we got back to the hotel, we checked e-mail, relaxed a bit and went for a short walk on the waterfront. After our walk, we stopped in the bar to see what was going on and sat down with Rolf Aldag. Rolf was an incredible racer, himself, before joining up with Bob Stapleton to run the team so we always ask him tons of questions about training, racing and so on. Rolf said he knew riders who would log 4000 kilometers in December. Think about it, 4000 kilometers in a December, on of the coldest and wettest months of the year. That’s an average of 129 kilometers/day, every day of the month.