Spot Chat – Will Bjergfelt (SportGrub Kuota)


Talking to Will Bjergfelt (SportGrub Kuota) who was in the mix with the UCI team riders until the final lap at the Severn Bridge Road Race

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Spot Chat – Will Bjergfelt (SportGrub Kuota)

At the Severn Bridge Road Race on Sunday, Will, a familiar face in the pro peloton in Britain, was in amongst the riders from the UCI teams until the final lap when Yanto Barker put in a brutal attack to try and get rid of as many riders from his wheel as possible.


Will was dropped in the move but hung on solo to finish fourth.

Talking afterwards prior to the presentation, he explained about how he made that front four. “George Harper helped ride me across the gap to be fair because I didn’t have a lot left at the end”.

“I moved house on Friday and Saturday of this week so I burnt all my matches moving house , fitting carpets and cleaning up the wreck I have bought. So today was like suck it and see and find out what I had in my legs”.

“I have had a good winter, so I had some confidence last week. That disappeared on Saturday night because I could hardly walk so I spent 45 minutes on a foam roller and woke up this morning (Sunday) and could walk. So that was cool.”

“To be up there with the big guns has given me more confidence in myself. Another couple of weeks training properly and resting and recovering, and settling into the new house, I should be good”.

“Working full time I have approached my season this year very differently to previous years. I have not done any cyclo-cross this winter, taken little bits of time off work to get out in the early evenings to get some longer rides in”.


“I have also started riding the velodrome. I’m good friends with Tristan Robbins (British Junior Road race champion racing for Madison Genesis) and we have been training together through the winter. So he’s been getting me to go to the velodrome since last October and that’s helped me.”

“I have tried to focus more on the diet as well and lost some weight, so the little things are starting to come together to make a big difference for me. Generally, it’s not been that hard for me to get around eighteen hours in a week on the bike. There is a limit to what you can do to make massive improvements. If you’re WorldTour, maybe you need to be doing 25 or 30 hours a week but riding in the UK, I think 18 to20 hours is enough”.

“I’m an older guy and need to work hard to keep my position even on a BC Elite team because the age restriction rule is there and I know I’m not going to have that many more years at the top level. I know that, and my primary goal is to get to ride the Tour of Britain one day. That’s the life goal I am still chasing”.

Good luck to Will in 2015

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