💃 “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.”– Bill Bryson.
We've learned so much since we've arrived in Italy! Important phrases like, "need more wine" "don't stop pouring yet" "where's the pizza" "yes, always more cheese!" and "why two toilets" have been very helpful. (Kidding 🤣🤣) But really, bring on the childlike wonder, Italy!
Prague does not have its name for no reason - in truth,
Prague is a threshold between the life on Earth and Heaven, a threshold much thinner and narrower then in any other places…
It doesn't matter where we go, as long as we go together 💕
This trip to Puerto Rico has been one of my favorites. I was able to meet my boyfriend's family, see where he grew up, immerse myself in his culture and food - and of course bring back baby pictures for blackmail (haha)! Just learning his history has brought us even closer, and I appreciate him so much for sharing his story.
15th episode of the rubric “Best Under 23 riders”. In this rubric we talk about strong riders born between 2002 and 1995, write in the comments other strong young riders.
Today let’s talk about the Swiss Marc Hirschi, 20 years old (24th August 1998, Bern), specialist of the tough and hilly one day races (he entered in the top 10 in the youth version (MJ or U23) of four of the five Cycling Monuments: Ronde (6th and 7th), Roubaix (6th), Liege (5th) and Lombardia (6th) and of the short stage races, he is very strong in the descents, and he has also quite good abilities in the time trials and on the cobblestones; he is the reigning European and World champion in the Under 23 Road Races.
As a junior, in 2015, he won the GP du General Patton, the GP Ruebliland and the MJ National Championship, and, in 2016, he won the Tour du Pays de Vaud, the MJ National Championship, the Trofeo Emilio Paganessi and he did a 2nd place in the MJ ITT European Championship and an 8th place in the MJ ITT World Championship, he also did a 3rd place in Gent-Wevelgem Junior, GP du General Patton and GP Ruebliland and a 6th place in Paris-Roubaix Junior. In 2017 he passed in the Under 23 category with the Development Team BMC and he won the Tour du Jura and the Under 23 ITT National Championship, he also did a 14th place in Tour de l’Avenir (TDF for Under 23), a 6th place in Piccolo Giro di Lombardia and a 7th place in Ronde Van Vlaanderen Under 23. In 2018, after the passage in the Development Team Sunweb, he did 5 victories: a stage in Istrian Spring Trophy, GP Priessnitz and Tour of Alsace, the European U23 Road Race and the very tough U23 Road Race of the World Championship (180km with 3000m of total ascent!), after a great attack on the descent from Igls, with 15” on Lambrecht and Hanninen; he also did an 8th place in the Coppa Agostoni, a pro race won by Gianni Moscon, a 2nd in Tour of Alsace, a 3rd in GP Priessnitz, a 4th place in Tour de l’Ain, a 5th place in Liege_Bastogne-Liege Under 23 and in Eschborn-Frankfurt Under 23 and a 7th place in Ronde Van Vlaanderen Under 23. In 2019 he will race for the professional Team Sunweb, with riders like Dumoulin, Matthews, Oomen, Kelderman…