Adam Lewis, 22

United CT, Veerle, Bel­gium

Cycling Weekly - - News -

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.

CW — proud to sup­port The Dave Rayner Fund @Dav­er­ayn­er­fund

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