A great video from Ineos about Richie's pre Tour preparation in his home Ecuador.
Some bits I found most interesting:
- Ineos sent their physio Marek Sawicki (a guy who was Kwiato's kinda personal physio/soigneur for years now) to take care of Richie's body after hard trainings and to cook a proper rice cakes for him
- Richie says his most busy weeks of training consisted of 55hrs and 40 000m of climbing (which if true, are a ridiculously high values even for a pro)
- On every single training ride in Ecuador, Richie is accompanied with a police officer (in a car or on a motorbike) following him and taking care of his safety on the road (Richie was hit by a car in Ecuador in 2015 and as he said, Ecuadorian drivers don't give a sh*t about cyclists' lives or generally about people's lives)