Last year was a breakthrough season for American Cyclist, Megan Guarnier. As well as claiming the National Road Race Championships for the second time, she won her first big one day race in Europe – Strada Bianche, also taking an incredible third place at the UCI Road World Champs in Richmond as the season drew to a close.
The Boels Dolmans rider told us in a recent interview that her win at the Tuscan classic gave her the confidence she needed during the rest of the season, saying: “I think it let me push myself a little harder. It was kind of a breakthrough moment for me.”
“I think that at the level that we’re at, the mental aspect is huge.”
Coming back to the same team now for the third year, she tells us that stability and mental coaching are indispensable for a pro cyclist – saying: “I think that at the level that we’re at, the mental aspect is huge. We train so hard physically all the time, and it’s the small percentages at this level [that make the difference between winning and losing], so every part that you can make help your advantage is important.”