Stagiaire! Tinkoff-Saxo’s Michael Gogl Sends Us His Postcards From The Danish Frontline

21 year-old Austrian Michael Gogl has found himself catapulted from UCI Continental Tirol Cycling Team into the heart of Tinkoff-Saxo in what is one of the main sponsor’s key races on the calendar, the Post Danmark Rundt. As a Stagiaire, Michael finds himself racing alongside Tinkoff-Saxo’s Danish Classics Big Guns against the full force of the Pro Peloton. Ciclissimo! will be bringing you the daily lowdown from the young racer from Wolfsegg.

Stage 2: Auf Wiedersehen, Jawbreakers..

glasses gogl

“It was a long day in the saddle today. Wind and small roads are a perfect recipe for making it uncomfortable out there. Anyways you have to stay concentrated all the time and watch out for road islands, roundabouts etc- and for sure, be always up to date about the race situation.
What a pity… In the final, I was in a small breakaway and turned around to see how big the gap is to the peloton. And just in that moment, my brand new Oakley Jawbreakers flew away from my helmet:


Like yesterday we are again satisfied with the race, and are all looking forward to the queen stage tomorrow, although it’s going to be hard out there again.

Cheers Michael”

Follow Michael at his Facebook page (especially for the tale of when 8 Tinkoffs got in the same break!)