Q&A: Julian Lockwood (Primera Team-Jobs)

The VeloUK quizes continue into 2017, this time with Julian Lockwood of Primera Team-Jobs

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Q&A: Julian Lockwood (Primera Team-Jobs)

1. How did you get into cycle racing …
Julian: Did lots of mountain bike racing back in the day and just did a crit race for fun three years ago( Moreton Race series) and came 3rd – ‘unbelievable’ and never looked back!

2. What’s your favourite discipline in cycling?
Julian: Circuit and Crit racing. I’ve been a Category 3 racer for the last year and enjoying the challenge

3. What is the best thing about bike racing?
Julian: Everyone else racing; such great people all wanting to win which makes every race so exciting

4. What was the highlight of 2016 for you and why?
Julian: Breaking away from the pack with a mate in my local crit race and holding out for a epic 1-2 finish. The pack didn’t see us go!

5. What was your favourite/most fun race of 2016
Julian: Glenn Longman TLI 2 day race in the New forest; prologue, road race and T/T

6. What was the toughest race of 2016 for you and why?
Julian: Purbeck road race Category 2/3, hilly and fast, missed the break and got dropped so spent 90 minutes chasing the impossible catch, never did, but completed race!

7. If there was one thing you learned most in 2016 to help you go faster/better, what was that?
Julian: Work hard early race miles, keep with the breaks as once dropped its all over.

8. What is the best piece of equipment (clothing/bike/gadget) to do with racing you are proud of most?
Julian: Upgrading to SRAM etap – it’s amazing and just works! Makes changing gear in fast crit racing a breeze.
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9. What is your warm up routine for races – rollers or turbo? Music or no music?
Julian: Rollers for 20 minutes, no music and then blanket in warm car!

10. Will you stay in the UK to prepare for next season during the winter or get in a training camp or two abroad to get in some serious miles?
Julian: Two training trips to Mallorca booked for March and Late April 17

11. When will you start training for 2017 and what comes first – long steady miles or a mix of miles and efforts?
Julian: On going and hard into training now, mix of road miles and turbo sessions using Zwift

12. What are the goals for 2017?
Julian: Keep up with the youngsters in the team and move up to Category 2

13. Does winter training consist only of riding the bike or running/swimming/gym work (cross training)
Julian: Doing a mix of riding, running and swim sessions but also fitting in yoga twice a week, really helps with my breathing and focus whilst racing

14. Finally, what have you learnt over the years to best deal with the winter months on a bike!
Julian: Have a goal… I’ve entered a half ironman in Feb( New Zealand) so have structured a four month training plan over the winter, it’s made me get out there and focus for sure.





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