Scotland’s Michael Nicholson was in fine form for the four stage Tour of the North, held over the Easter weekend in Ireland.
He took eighth in the stage one prologue, seventh on stage two, won stage three and was 11th on stage four to give him a final second on GC behind VeloVeritas blogger, James Moss (Node4-Giordana).
Before Michael came home to Bonnie Scotland to prepare for his trip to the Emerald Isle, he took time to talk to us about his 2012 campaign with the Flanders team.
How did the winter go, Michael?
“I worked in Dooleys shop in Glasgow over the winter. Graeme Herd is coaching me, now – less hours but more specific work on the road and on the turbo.
“The turbo is a last resort, though – I can do blasts on it but couldn’t sit there for hours.”
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