“…I hated it when first started getting all this kit; when I started cycling I had nothing, my dad’s mates were giving me bits of clothing, I had one red arm warmer and one black arm warmer, none of my kit matched and it was a bit crap. All of a sudden, you turn pro… The best quality kit you can buy and I couldn’t even use it all. I got to the end of the season and still had like twenty or thirty percent of it still in the plastic wrapper!”
Matt Brammeier: Laid back, down to earth and with that calm self assuredness – do not confuse with arrogance – of someone who has rolled with the punches throughout his career and come up smiling. I interviewed Matt for the Always Riding website just ahead of the 2016 Ronde Van Vlaanderen. Read the full version here.