CyclingNZ Home
Roulston Focused on Tour de France
4 May, 2010

Hayden Roulston is focused on his health and building up to the Tour de France as he has struggled to fight off illness since his top 10 finish in last month’s gruelling Paris-Roubaix in northern France.

 

Roulston was sick heading into one of the world’s most prestigious one day classic bike races where only 74 riders out of 200 riders finished, but was determined to compete in the event where he was 10th.

 

“I’ve been really sick since Paris-Roubaix with on and off flu type symptoms and have really struggled with my health,” he said.

 

“Heading into Roubaix I didn’t want to even acknowledge to myself how sick I felt, and looking back maybe I shouldn’t have raced but I really wanted too and I’m thankful I did as I had a good race, but know I could have had an even better result if I hadn’t been so sick; it really took it out of me.”

 

The double Olympic medallist took a week off after the event then started training again but says he never fully shook off the illness and over the last two weeks has been lying low and “spending lots of time on the couch.”

 

“It’s been a huge shame as I missed the Tour of Romandie last week and also I’ve missed out on really enjoying my time with my family.”

 

Roulston is now fully focused on resting and fully recovering so he can start his build up to the Tour de France in July.

 

“I’ve still got time to be at my best and make the tour team for July. I’m confident I will do this and that’s what’s driving me now, to get healthy, strong again, and come back fighting.”

Roulston was supposed to be heading to the United States for the Amgen Tour of California   next week before the focus turns to the major tour events in Europe.

 

“The team still wants me to go but I have to get well and have missed some training so will see how this week goes.”

Click to enlarge...

CONTINUE READING
Latest News
Last month’s ferocious weather that wreaked havoc on the West Coast has seen many hours of effort to ensure this weekend’s double header rounds of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Hokitika can go ahead. “The weather gods poured more bad news on the proposed round three course in >>
As the season fast approaches, take a minute to learn about which world class athletes will be using Crankbrothers products in 2019 and beyond! New for this season, we are excited to welcome the Trek cross country superstar duo of Emily Batty and Yolanda Neff along with the rest of the Trek >>
Team Jumbo â€" Visma’s Primoz Roglic has won the 54th edition of Tirreno-Adriatico in style, with a final stage Individual Time Trial performance to remember. His near-perfect technique on the San Benedetto del Tronto 10km out-and-back course saw him overturn a 25-second deficit to his closest >>
Latest Articles
What is the first e-road by LOOK? This is a bike that is the result of our mastery of carbon, which allows us to offer a frame that is both lightweight and durable, manufactured in our own production facilities. This is also a bike that has just continued a story that has been written at the >>
French rider Alexis Vuillermox of AG2R claimed the first team victory of the season in Livron-sur-DrĂ´me riding 2INpower Road and ROTOR chainrings. At the Cyprus Sunshine Cup, MTB rider Yana Belomoina of CST Sannd American Eagle was 1st place riding KAPIC while Githa Michiels of >>
The 2018 Downhill and Cross Country World Cups came to a climax this weekend with the final round of racing in France. We saw great season-ending placings for Fizik saddle riders: Loris Vergier took 4th and Luca Shaw 8th in the Downhill, while Lars Forster 4th, Stephane Tempier 6th and Titouan >>
ELITE DIRETO
ROTOR GAZE MTB
LOOK 2018
SCHWALBE
Morgan Blue Cleaning
ISM Saddles
 Photo Gallery
Tour de Femme Tour de Femme
Karl Murray 2010 Tour of New Caledonia Waterfront Auckland TT 2-10-10
Home Kiwi Riders Sports Science Beginners Articles Riders Reports Tech Corner Contact
© Cyclingnz.com 2020 | Login | Design by OnfireDesign