Worst case I'd be dropped in the first few kms & best case I wouldn't be the first rider dropped & not cause any crashes! © 2021 Pocket Outdoor Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. I am not too stressed about that. Yep I'd taken a wrong turn & added 8km to my run back! I can do 1km lap up there. Caleb Ewen's team where controlling the pace of the peleton on the right hand side of the road so we set up camp on the far left inline with them. I rented myself a little studio, and I have a treadmill, a rowing machine, and everything set up with the bikes. The updates from Brett also helped mask the lactate coming out of my eyeballs with the gap to the Viviani group growing to 20 seconds, the 30, the 45 before topping out at a minute! Then, we catch up with Cameron Wurf on switching from pro cycling to triathlon and back. I felt so much more confident with that type of aggressive racing. Believe me, at the Vuelta, chasing a Luis León Sánchez or an Imanol Erviti, ‘Oh my God! I have my job on the team, and I am 100 percent focused on that. I think my bike-handling has improved a lot. Sa dernière victoire est le Chrono Champenois 2007. When Movistar has their aero helmets on during a flat stage, I know they’re looking for the crosswinds. After the day I'd had it honestly tasted as close to liquid gold as i could imagine. Was certainly a high note for the ineos gang to finish the Australian Racing block. Everyone knew we where in for more crosswinds later in race. Cameron Wurf shared a photo on Instagram: “Another Day in The Dog House ☑️ #oneteamonedream #stayhome #savelives ” • See 446 photos and videos on their profile. Naturally, once a champion always a champion & Brett certainly leads by example. I kept my race radio in & listened to Brett call the shots to the guys in those closing stages. The last world tour race I'd participated in was the Tour of Beijing which no longer exists & my first race back, The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race didn't exist either. CW: It was a tough start for him at the Vuelta. I could afford to have a little more on the stomach. VN: Swimming in just a 25m pool, does that become an issue after so long? Anyways the boys made me feel 10 feet tall they where so complimentary. All the boys where in great spirits, Pavel seemed particularly confident surprise surprise, couldn't wait to get the show on the road. With a start time of 11am I didn't need an alarm! VN: There’s a new wave of young riders coming into the peloton, what’s your take on them? The Viviani group rejoined our group & for the moment the race called a very tense cease fire. Cette année, il retourne à Kona après avoir atteint seulement 2 il y a quelques semaines. I thought what a great opportunity to run on really really tired legs! Make no mistake, me returning to the world tour had been something Carsten & my coach Tim Kerrison had discussed with Dave Brailsford (Ineos Team Principle) over the past few years. The last time i raced there in 2014 I'd been 2nd on GC so you could see that raised some hope in his eyes knowing someone of my average ability had had success in that race. Votre premier test sera ce week-end à la Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Long story short he went and won the first stage yesterday so i was extremely happy for him. Until we know Kona is back on again, it makes no sense to focus too heavily on that. That’s why the sport is evolving so much. Pavel didn't flinch & went off road into the gravel which in Australia is like riding on marbles, slipping and sliding his way around the side of the field & onto the front line of the bunch just as they turned the corner! With them there where also plenty of familiar faces, some even older than me believe it or not in the form of Andrei Greipel & Adam Hanson, two of my favourite people to talk to in the bunch. You have to do everything again. Triathlon Today: Your News, Our Passion. Dans l'épreuve, il a terminé neuvième. Il est professionnel depuis 2008. My 2020 racing season took a rather unexpected twist on Sunday & I jumped back in the Peleton. VN: So to remind everyone, your return to the WorldTour is to help your ambitions at Kona; where will you see the biggest benefit from so much road racing? I cannot wait to get up every day and get to work, in all three disciplines. I had my tracker on so the boys where having a good old laugh when they realised what had happened to me & where waiting with an ice cold Carlton Draught Beer. By the time i pulled up at the camper the race was on the last lap. velonews.com. I dropped out the back of the peleton for the first time in my return to the racing, on this occasion voluntarily which felt rather empowering haha!!! L’Australien a bouclé le format azuréen (2-107-16) en 4h24’46 devant She was seven and a half months in, and we considered going back to the US, but in Andorra, we set up a chat group, and we decided to stay. We’re really fortunate to have found that place. People. In 2013, I spent the winter in California, training with Taylor Phinney and some others, and every day was just brutal, and I started that next season the best I’ve ever been. Cameron Wurf is a professional Australian cyclist, who currently rides for the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team. On TV when the bunch is all bunched up like that you think they mustn't be riding that hard, that's what I've convinced myself sitting on the sofa this past 5 years anyways! The run and the swim, it’s more about ensuring that should an Ironman happen in the future, I will be ready to start training for it with a few months notice. You do some turns at quite a high level, and there would be 10-15 guys. The team meeting was already done so now was a time for everyone to go through there personal routine getting dressed & loading up there pockets with there favourite food. CW: The top guys, a lot of them are the same guys, Richie Porte, he’s improved incrementally over the years. The front group was down to 70 riders so was a huge thrill for me to not only be back racing but at the front of the race. I did 10km, and the thing about 10km is when you start, you don’t feel great. When the flag finally dropped the first attacks started. Not having to worry about setting up transition gives you an extra couple of hours race morning so i can proudly say I've never been more organised for a race! The Australian super biker—who finished fifth at Kona last year and holds the bike course record—last raced on the WorldTour in 2014 before transitioning to tri in 2016. I bought a sauna, and I have my own little gym for the cross-training part, so it’s a great setup. You always can tell how good the move is by what teams & off course which riders start rotating through in the echelon. Luke Rowe was the only other rider with a specific role being the road caption for the day, basically Brett's eyes, ears, and mouth within the bunch. I have to pinch myself that all this is happening to me this year. It was time to go & line up on the starting line & get this show on the road as they say. I love what I do. I was presented with all the team clothing including the Suitcase! From a technical standpoint, I feel more comfortable about riding, and no one’s complained about my style. I am happier at a higher heart rate, at a higher cadence. New Year, Fitter You. I get along great with the team and the staff. I stopped at a petrol station after 11km & sculled a Ice break Ice Coffee, they are the best iced coffees on the planet! It’s been action-packed every day. It was all the media pressure, and you could see after the first few days, it really weighed on him. It was a bit easier at the classics, where I was on the front all day, but at the Vuelta, I was chasing attacks and getting into breakaways, that’s something I haven’t done in seven years. I assured him he'd be competitive at that race as its a very different level. The swim for me hasn’t been too bad, and when I am Tenerife, there is a 50m pool there. Once again I didn't have to suffer the shame of being the first one dropped when the going got tuff. You run your way into the run. You have to get dropped, have to ride on the front, you have to do all the things you did 10 years ago to become a great bike rider, because you’re literally starting from ground zero. After the classics, I ran after both Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, because you don’t that many opportunities to run on legs that are that tired. Bio. Q/A. Lach & I had a great little chat during the neutral zone but as km 0 approached it was finally time for me to find my way back to front of the group & ensure i kept an eye on proceedings in those first often aggressive kms. 3,123 Likes, 120 Comments - Cameron Wurf (@cjwurf) on Instagram: “The A Team ” But with COVID, and the season being very much condensed, and with Kona and the Ironman championships being completely canceled, all teams struggled to field riders. Instagram / Cameron Wurf dans le peloton Le triathlète australien Cameron Wurf retourne à la concurrence dans le Visite de la Wallonie en Belgique Wurf, qui a déjà participé avec INEOS à plusieurs compétitions, sera sur la ligne de départ avec 6 collègues. Luke however never gets this wrong & my fellow Ineos men in Ian stannard (Yogi) Owain Doull (Doull), Chris Lawless (lawless) Dylan Van Baarle (Dylan) & off course Pavel Sivakov (Pavel), where right there with me ready to rotate through and off while we waited for other teams to chime in on the action. Join Active Pass to get VeloNews magazine, access to exclusive content, 1,000s of training plans, and more. I didn't want to be the first one dropped which secretly was definitely my biggest fear at the start of the day. Kona was eventually canceled, and Wurf ended up racing a lot more than he ever expected. I’ve forgotten how hard it is to get into moves. I pulled up beside Lachlan Morton whom i had quite a lot to do with in my time away from the sport. Email Address Subscribe. I'd watched Brett win a gold medal in the 4km Team Pursuit in Athens & ever since really admired everything he'd done as a cyclist & heard only great reports regarding his abilities as sports director. And with that i watched her drive away & leave me to face this new but familiar world again! I’ve fitted in quite well here. Anyways he was in his first season so was his first race of this type. I am very used to moving at high speeds, and with a road bike, there is a lot more control than with a time trial bike. Back at the camper & off course everyone was in great spirits. I'm not claiming our chat had anything to do with that, he's obviously extremely talented to be in the world tour at such a young age. I’ve felt quite comfortable in the bunch. I did what was asked of me & I'm now more equipped to ensure I'm better prepared for the next time i pin a number on my racing suit. He ended up racing the Ardennes classics and the Vuelta a España. I never feel like my open-water swimming is compromised. I fell quite awkwardly and fell on my ribs, and I wasn’t able to run for quite a few weeks, and I couldn’t swim at much of a level. I didn't feel that I'd done anymore than them, in fact i knew I hadn't, Doull, Lawless & Yogi Particularly had not missed a single turn! I'm already back in LA so its been a rather whirlwind 9 days. I'll endeavour to get the accurate power files uploaded asap once we've figured out whats wrong with my Garmin connect. The team road bike & interestingly to me the Team TT bike which of course is UCI legal, the same model i used to break the bike record on the first time in Kona in 2017. In fact, most people have commented about how comfortable I look. Andorra has everything, and Barcelona is just down the road. It’s nice to have a 25m pool, because I get quite excited when I go to other training facilities. Cameron Wurf is a professional Australian cyclist, who currently rides for the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team. Last weekend in Port Macquarie months many months of work where put to the test to ensure we're on the right track for Kona. I scooped up Pavel & we made our way back the back of the field. Ironman News Cameron Wurf beats the IRONMAN Italy record with 7: 46: 54 Less than a month from Kona, the Australian is in top form. Being the first one to take a pull always feels rather vulnerable as if you get your timing wrong another team can pounce & all of a sudden your on the back foot. I’m on the wheel of Erviti and Rojas, because I know those are the guys that feed them into the echelons. Because I’ve improved running so much, so the goal is to be able to do a bike leg that is harder for everyone else to do, but then be fresher than everyone else for the run, to be able to execute a very good marathon and be able to win. Cameron Wurf at 12:56 AM 21 comments: Thursday, May 16, 2019. I rolled around for another lap at the back of the field however as soon as we hit the climb for the 2nd time i was a pat out the back for good, definitely no coming back this time. Next thing over the radio Pavel had a puncture & with the corner only 5km away i knew it was crucial he was back at the front before we turned into the crosswind section. Being at the right spot at the right time, who to watch, who to follow, and when you have a team like Movistar at the Vuelta, you know they’re capable of doing something crazy at any given moment. Ironman. Cameron Wurf currently holds the Ironman Nice and Kona bike course records! Before i knew it it was Sunday morning. So with that Fallon & I jumped on the jet on Monday & headed off down under for me to bang elbows with some old buddies & many new faces I'd never raced with before! I guess i was most concerned about how Fallon felt about it all as she'd now be home alone for weeks on end when I'm away at bike races. You just never know!! The coffee definitely gave me new lease on life & i started dipping into the 3:50's. Ride with Team Ineos’ Cameron Wurf Sit in and learn how the Ineos rider balances his Ironman training with racing for one of the top teams in the pro peloton. I've actually done 2 of my best ever sessions yesterday & today. When your out on a run there is little you can do but just trudge on. CW: I am so lucky that I have been to race so many days due to everything that’s happened, but it’s also a shame that I haven’t been able to race an Ironman to see how I could have done. Still nothing wrong with wishful thinking, I'm certainly a bit off a dreamer. Sure enough after only 10 minutes or so Brett told us the Peleton was now in 3 groups & pre race favourite Elia Viviani was caught behind. In the end, we had a little boy, and it’s been wonderful. It’s just been an amazing ride. None of the world drama dampened his trademark passion and enthusiasm, and Wurf embraced the unexpected challenges of 2020. I sculled a few mini cokes & a Powerade and trudged off. It’s in the basement and you need a private code to get in there, and since I am the only professional triathlete in Andorra, I can get in there to swim. He really likes to share what he’s learned over the years about how to lead. Sure enough up the climb on the final lap the strongest guys came to the fore & Pavel & Dylan where prominent. 21 September 2019 . It certainly reminded me how hard the races can be. It’s only 25 meters, but that’s plenty for what I need to do. There is no guarantee that Kona is going to happen. With the decision being made so rapidly by senior management, they then acted decisively to register me with the team & get me onto a start line ASAP. SABIÑANIGO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 24: Dylan Van Baarle of The Netherlands and Team INEOS - Grenadiers / Cameron Wurf of Australia and Team INEOS - Grenadiers / during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020, Stage 5 a 184,4km Huesca to Sabiñánigo 835m / @lavuelta / #LaVuelta20 / La Vuelta / on October 24, 2020 in Sabiñánigo, Spain. That was one hell of a ballsy move from a guy who just seems so placid when he's not on a bike! I’ve maintained my swimming and running to a point that once we know there is an Ironman on in the future, I will be in a position to begin training for that more specifically. Every race is just full-on. Anyways this camp was significant as i was now known by everyone on the team so when i turned up at the hotel in Torquey on Wednesday i was welcomed like one of the lads & certainly not like the new guy. That first 10km is all about getting into the rhythm. Cameron Wurf, cinquième à Kona en 2019, il participe à la Vuelta avec son équipe sur INEOS, où hier, il était à la pointe de la journée dans l'étape la plus difficile du retour. That roll was pretty simple, keep the rest of the guys as well positioned & fresh as possible until we reached the finish circuits. Our Road Captain Luke Rowe was perched up on my wheel calmly talking me through our planned attack as we took the left hand turn. It’s not about me trying to go any faster on the bike, it’s about having the weapon to go just as fast, but doing it far easier. Finally there is nothing left to do than whatever it is that's been asked of you, no more time for talk or to speculate, just roll up the sleeves & get stuck into it. At Ironman Kona 2017, Cameron Wurf broke the bike course record by more than five minutes, but in 2018 he wants more. We all kept communicating, and we’d try to let everyone know that we’re all here for each other. I've said it many times before but as I'm going to become time poor sometime around May i assure you ill keep my blogs much shorter in the future. It was however a nice reminder that I've definitely got a different role in the sport now, I'm an old guy & believe it or not I've actually got quite a bit of experience at this level. He was a national champion and Australian representative rower – a 2004 Olympian who won a World Rowing U23 Championships title in 2003. It had been so so so incredibly long since I'd raced at this level that I completely forgot how fast these guys can ride when they twist the throttle. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images), In recognition of the Tour Down Under’s cancelation, we have features, interviews, photo galleries, and other stories to celebrate Australian cycling as part of “Aussie Week.”. The fact that he’s even able to race at this level, it’s a miracle. Finally i signed on on the giant board & all the formalities pre race where complete. Get the latest race news, results, commentary, and tech, delivered to your inbox. Personally i was absolutely stuffed after the first pull i did!! The shoes of Kiry could never ever be filled, he's in a league of his own in the role he played for the team, however Dave B felt, my coach Tim felt, & Carsten felt i was capable of filling at the very least a portion of the workload that had been set out on Kiry's colander for 2020. 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