Guess to close all this, G was back in training last week and is now in LA to do his usual big volume training camp with Wurf.You gotta take what Thomas says at face value. Cmon.
I doubt he drinks for three months straight or is an alcoholic.
In reality... he probably has 4-5 weeks off like any normal person. Have a few beers every now and then during those weeks, like you do on vacation. Maybe doesnt think too much about what he eats. Then it is back to work, just like for a normal person.
GTs is where he can compete these days. Why would he train super-hard during the off-season to be in great shape for an early race like Algarve? Those races are a young mans game anyway and he has more than proved himself already.
He is better off going all in for a Giro or the Tour. Maximize his chances at a great result.
This stuff is just click-bait.
We saw him a few times in the Malibu hills and you don't really want to take a hangover with you. That said, very few pros that train and race GTs can tolerate more than a few drinks. The purists always seem to find that to be sacrilege in the eyes of the cycling deities. I doubt Geraint would be racing this long if he was an outright Puritan and I'd question the balance of anyone that doesn't break ranks once in a while. Mental perspective is fairly important; particularly when you can see the end of career approaching.A lot of riders freely admit to going on a bender on occasion, but there's a very big difference between having the occasional party in the off season and enjoying the holidays and never being competitive before Trentino/Dauphine.
Roglic is also definitely not one of those guys known for being a teetotaller
The daylight is short so you need to start your rides early. If you ride East from Delmar you can climb Mt Palomar, descend and return via Carlsbad on Elfin Forest. At least you could years ago and then get back to Delmar at dusk. This time of year you're not really trying to kill it and this type of ride ends well with a hard dash to the Coast. Then pizza and beer. You can spend days climbing up and down the canyons above PCW from the Malibu area and North. The locals know each route and best time of day, too so Geraint should have worthwhile efforts. The descents down Tuna and other roads are legendary and can be fatal. There are alot of rich tools with Lambos that love to race up the hills.This will be a puzzle for me.. Midday temps are always pretty reasonable but up in the mountains near Los Angeles pretty cold ..Angeles National Forrest has great offerings but it's cold to me!! San Diego county has good stuff but not much altitude.. Don't think anyone has more coffee shops than LA!! Los Angeles also has a few thousand flavors of craft beer.. Can't wait to see him eat Mexican and Korean food!!!The grades going up to Big Bear are nice but that's pretty far if you are living in greater Los Angeles..
I'm assuming you're not talking about the frozen desert. Unless you* have a habit of putting interesting stuff in those in the UK...
*I'm right that you're in the UK, right?