PLANTEL “SANTIAGO DE LA MONCLOVA”
“Trabajando con Valor. Educando con Pasión”
This individual was born onSeptember 18, 1971. He engaged in competitive swimming at ages 12–15 and competitive running and triathlon racing at ages 14–18 . There after, he competed in and trained primarily for bicycle roadracing.... Before turning 22 years old in 1993, he became the youngest winner of the World Championships in Bicycle Road Racing, a one-day road race. At age 25, this individual was diagnosed withtesticular cancer. Thereafter and during the period of October through December of 1996, he underwent surgeries to remove the involved testicle and then to remove cancerous brain tumors and he receivedchemotherapy... During the 3rd and 4th month. following chemotherapy, he cycled approximately 5 days per week for 2–5 hours at day moderate intensity. During the 5th and 6th month; Training intensity wasincreased.... He resumed international bicycle racing in 1998, and went on to become
The now six-time 'Grand-Champion' of the 'Tour de France' over years 1999, 2ooo, 2oo1, 2oo2, 2oo3 and 2oo4.How would it feel to lose?
I don't want to lose. At all. It's a hard race; you suffer a lot. It's a long race, so it's long suffering, which is worse than suffering. Now, having said that, if I trainhard, and if everything equates the way it should in terms of my preparation, and I know that I'm where I need to be—if somebody beats me, hey, you get beat by somebody better. That's sport.
Are yousure you're ready to hang it up?
There'll be moments when it's hard. At first Sheryl said, "There's no way you're stopping." But it's done. It can't be any simpler: The farewell is going to be onthe Champs-Elysées.
You're going to be changing professions at some point.
I'll obviously stay involved with the team for the remainder of its existence. Many of the sponsors, I have long-term...