I’ll be honest, I’m on top of the world. 2020 was a big year for me. It was a year where I felt like all the hard work, the training and the sacrifice really paid off.
The Tour de France was obviously a big highlight. Winning a stage in the Irish Champions jersey was an incredible feeling, winning on the Champs Elysees a dream come true, and the Green Jersey a big, fat, green bonus.
Luckily, I’ve won many races, but the 2020 Tour was certainly one to remember. The hard work of the last 10 years as a pro cyclist has been a long, hard learning curve, but it’s great to say that I’m at the right team now, with some of the best teammates in the business.
“People sometimes don’t appreciate the role a team plays in cycling, but I can assure you, it’s a big, big role.”
While the south of France with my wife, Tara, is the perfect place for a professional cyclist, home is still Ireland and Carrick and I try to get home as often a possible.
With the green jersey in my back pocket and another Irish Champions jersey in my future, I’m looking forward to representing Ireland on the world stage for a while to come.