Martine Bras had a long and distinguished cycling career, racing everything but especially the Spring Classics, so it was fantastic to talk to her about what it’s like for riders preparing for the season, and especially Saturday’s 2016 Omloop het Nieuwsblad. Our conversation included Martine’s transition from professional cyclist to motherhood, how the sport changed since she started, who she’d put into her fantasy DS team, and much more. All of that is in the audio interview to listen to (or download directly from Soundcloud) but you can also read part of the interview below as well.
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ProWomensCycling: I always think the Spring Classics were your specialty – would you say that?
Martine Bras: Oh yes. I would train all winter long for the Spring Classics, and I think I forgot a little bit that there was something after them as well! Because they’re really need my house, and I worked so hard all winter, and was really looking forward to starting to race, I think that’s why I was good at them, because I was so passionate about it.
PWC: I always thought of you as a very attacking rider, and the Spring Classics reward that.