Adam Lewis, 22
United CT, Veerle, Belgium
You stayed in Café Sur Place this season? Yeah, there were quite a few of us from the Dave Rayner Fund living there and a few Norwegians. We made good friends with the locals and they supported us at races. We even had our own Belgian supporters club.
Good season? I went into the season with the ambition of getting results to move up a level and I had four victories, four second places and one third place. I broke my scaphoid in a crash in June and had five weeks off the bike so it could have gone even better.
That’s a good number of wins. It took time. The main thing was having the confidence that I could do it. When I got a few results, it just clicked and I knew I had the confidence to win. I wasn’t racing for anything else or doing stupid moves — I was there purely to win.
How was the team? Really good. There were a couple of strong Belgians and fellow Brit Ross Lamb who won a few races, too. We had a healthy rivalry. We’re really good mates, and if one of us got a result, it would motivate the other to get a good result in the next race.
Next season? I’ve not decided who I will be racing for, but it’ll be for a UCI Continental team based in either Belgium or Luxembourg. Racing in pro races will be exciting and a big step up and I’d like to be
competitive come the end of the year. Off-season plans? I’ve got three weeks off the bike now and am doing a bit of part-time work to get some money. Hopefully I’ll be on a training camp in the new year and then off to
the continent in mid-feb.
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