Date of Birth: 24th February 1990
Team: Lviv Cycling Team
Former Teams: BTC City Ljubljana, Healthmate-Cyclelive & Bizkaia-Durango
2nd – 2x National Championships Road Race (2013 & 2017)
3rd – 4x National Championships Road Race (2014-2016 & 2018)
4th – National Championships TT (2016 & 2013)
5th – Giro dell Emilia (2014), National Championships TT (2014)
6th – Mediterranean Games Road Race (2018)
10th – Giro Toscana (2019), GP Gippingen (2015)
11th – Giro del Trentino (2015)
12th – Stage Vuelta a Burgos (2019)
15th – Le Samyn des Dames (2020)
Who taught you how to ride a bike & how old were you?
I was 23 years old when I started cycling training, but I started to ride a bike when I was 4 years old with my brother and friends.
What was your first ‘proper’ road bike & what colour was it?
It was Fuji, black colour..nice one, but too big 🙂
What’s the most important piece of kit/advice that has helped boost your performance?
When it is hard, just keep going!
What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?
For sure, Slovenian roads!
What tips do you have to keep the love of cycling going amidst all the training?
I just like to put myself in the uncomfortable cone when I train…and become stronger after that.
What experiences are still to do on your cycling ‘bucket list’?
I would like to go on altitude training in Livigno.
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