ON THE WHEEL – Episode 2 – The Racing Line

“You can’t just say, ok we’ll bypass Paris-Nice because it’s dangerous and the risks are so high, we won’t be arriving at the Giro at the level required.” 
– Sport Director Dave McPartland

“We were training together last week, and I was testing his form a little bit, sticking the half wheel on him there, trying to see what the go was.”  
– Simon Yates

“To come away with a big result in his only time trial before the Giro is a very important part of the process.” – Head Sport Director Matt White

The pathway to any goal is a long and complex one for all athletes. As Simon Yates gears up for his fifth attempt at taking the prestigious Giro d’Italia victory, he knows what it takes. He knows how much hard work needs to be done, how much sacrifice and suffering he will endure, and he knows that in any moment this can all be undone due to the natural adversities faced within road racing. 

As part of our new video documentary series ‘ON THE WHEEL’ we bring you Episode 2 – The Racing Linewhich takes you inside Team BikeExchange-Jayco at the UCI WorldTour stage race Paris-Nice; Simon’s first major goal of the 2022 season. 

The 29-year-old has missed the event the previous couple of years, so why did he return in 2022, and why does he feel it’s such an important stepping stone for his Giro preparation?

With wind, crashes and illness all key factors of the eight-day French race, Simon must face each day with an open mind, try to stay safe and test his legs against the world’s best. Will he be on track with his progression towards the Giro? Are the legs as good as they should be? Can anybody crack Primoz Roglic?

Enjoy following Yates’ special journey through the 2022 edition of Paris-Nice, as we investigate the tactics during the diverse race, how he handles his first race against the clock on new material, the dynamics as Yates goes head-to-head with his twin brother Adam and the brave attack to try and win it all, whilst always keeping the bigger picture of the Giro d’Italia in mind.

Enjoy 🎥

ON THE WHEEL – Future episodes
Part 1:
Episode 1 – Boy from Bury
Episode 2 – The Racing Line
Episode 3 – Final Touches
Episode 4 – The Moment

PART 2: Back to Business at the Tour 
PART 3: Finally, the Tour de France Femmes