Rider Interview: Larry Warbasse’s professional career has been up and down with two teams collapsing but the one time US road champion is on an up at the moment with the AG2R-Citroën team. Alastair Hamilton found out all about Larry at the team media day in Spain. Happy with AG2R – Larry Warbasse PEZ: You’ve been a pro for 10 years, there must have been big changes for you, personally?
Larry Warbasse: Yeah. Let’s see, quite a lot of changes. I’d say there’s been more changes within the sport than just for me personally. I think one of the biggest changes in the sport is the whole movement towards the young guys. There’s so many young guys now. It used to be, you would do your Under23, then you turn pro at the end of the Under23’s, and maybe some guys even a little bit later than that, like 25 or something. Now, it seems like if you don’t turn pro at 19, like you’re late. And I remember there were maybe one or two guys that would turn pro in 19 or 20. And that was like, wow.
So that’s probably one of the biggest change. I would say, for me, it’s maybe that every year it’s gotten more and more professional and serious. So there’s a little bit less time to relax now. You have to really be good from the start to the finish. And, you know, the whole off-season you can’t really let go as much […]
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