Feature – Charlie Constant Q & A


Charlie Constant of the PMR@ToachimHouse racing team and his answers for the VeloUK Q & A feature

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Feature – Charlie Constant Q & A

1. When will you start your road season and what will be the first race?
Charlie: In March with the San Fairy Ann criterium at the Gravesend cyclopark.

2. What races will be your targets for 2016 and why?
Charlie: Lincoln GP, it’s an important race and I like the course.

3. How will you spend the time on the bike between now and your first race in training? Long miles or cutting back to do top end efforts?
Charlie: A balanced amount of both, and some cyclocross to get some more bike handling skills in with the mix.

4. What was your favourite Xmas present?
Charlie: Socks, I have a fetish for cycling socks.

5. When it rains, which its doing a lot right now, is it turbo time or wrap up and get wet? (if the latter, what’s your favourite tip to stay dry in the rain)
Charlie: Wrap up and get wet. There’s no running away from it, just embrace it and get soggy.



6. If you could do any race in the world including the best ones in the world etc, what would it be and why?
Charlie: The Tour de France, I’m part French and I love hills so it’s meant to be.

7. What piece of food can you not do without where ever you are on the road during the season!
Charlie: Bananas, bananas and more bananas.

8. What is your favourite music track when warming up for a race or on the turbo?
Charlie: Most french rap usually hits the spot.

9. If given the option, would you prefer normal brakes or disc brakes on your road bike?
Charlie: Discs.

10. What’s the spec of your race bike for 2016 and your favourite bits on it? (include a pic or two if you have them!)
Charlie: Scott Addict 20. Full Ultegra: 53-39 on the front and 11-25 on the back. Stages power meter, 3T aluminium stem and bars, Syncross seat post and saddle, and Mavic Ksyrium SRS wheels with GP 4000 Continental tyres. The wheels are by far my favourite, I like them so much I refuse to train on them. Also, I don’t understand why anyone would ride any other tyres than Continental.

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