What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who gave it?
Listen more to your feelings, less to the numbers on your power meter. Many people have told me this, but Merijn Zeeman was the first one I listened to when he said it.
Tell us about your greatest cycling achievement.
World Championships Time Trial win in 2013. My goal was to be a world champion once. The whole year I was the best time trialist, but I was extremely nervous before the biggest race of the year. I couldn't sleep the night before, I had breathing problems, and maybe it wasn't even my best time trial of the year. But I managed to be the best that day. At the finish line, I fell in the arms of my family. It was really special.
If you could borrow one cycling aptitude from any of your Trek-Segafredo teammates what would it be and from whom?
Ryan Mullen's watts. I would win every TT.
What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?
My new custom made Bontrager saddle. And the Speed Concept.