From my last post from the Tour Down Under to here in Oman a lot has happened.

Oman is quite different to home in so many ways.

I traveled From Australia, then to Cairns for one night at my mother’s place, then to my home in the Czech Republic for a nice short week, enjoying the lovely snow – I love it.

I did some good training there before heading to Belgium for the team’s presentation.

It was nice to see our train being featured in ProCycling magazine - that's me pulling.

It’s been great to catch up with the team but damn it was cold out there. I do like the cold when I’m at home, warm clothes and warm house. But when you’re at a hotel and locked inside and can’t do any cross training, it’s hard.

Greg H and I mag’ed it indoor, just to make sure we got some type of training done…

A peloton of a different style.

After presentations we headed to Qatar for some training and hard racing. It’s always good to survive that race in one piece.

Qatar gave us some hard racing and great training.
Palm trees and smooth roads in Qatar.

Now Oman, and we have André here – and another stage win in the bag!

André is so strong right now.
Training before the race was good.
Team talk in the desert.

We did some nice warm hours, and on the first day we won a super sprint.

It wasn’t so easy though, but we had five guys left with 1km to go and we all did a great job and delivered André in first place!

More soon,

Adam.

Greg and I have been winding each other up just a bit on Twitter! Here's my sneak photo of him practising his autograph!