Mollema boarded the plane back to Monaco feeling good, saying on Instagram that it was one of the best trips of his professional career so far. He concluded with a trip through the sky in an old classic open double-decker plane to feel complete freedom over the Australian coast.
Last Sunday, Mollema went for the final jump in the final kilometer of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race hoping to surprise the race team, but the reaction came too quickly. This gave Stoemper very little room to get his first win of the season. But she pointed out again that Mollema started the new season sharply. In the end, it was his 11th place.
After a disappointing year, without the Tour de France for example, things have to change. Part of this new approach is underway. Molema has also been out several times in Australia at a fast pace. The 37-year-old racer told De Telegraaf that his best values of three and five minutes in terms of wattage had been tested in Australia for years.
And that must be the case, because Mollema has to prove himself again after last year with his Lidl Trek team. And with a three-year contract still in his pocket, he might as well try to add as much polish as possible to that period at the end of his career. Mollema will use the coming weeks to run a training block that includes several long endurance training sessions. To get back on track at the end of February. At the beginning of March, the Paris-Nice race will be the stage to look forward to.
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