Philippe Diegner

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Sport Scientist

Cycling Coach & Exercise Physiologist

Where do you live?

Hamburg, Germany

What is your preferred discipline?

Road – time trials and LONG mountains.

How long have you been on a bike?

I have been riding bikes as long as I can remember. Started to take it more serious in my late teens and have been barely spent a week without spinning the pedals since.

How did you first get involved in cycling?

Living 5 years during my childhood in Flanders, where cycling is bigger than football and seeing Jan Ullrich smash it at the Tour de France helped to convince my parents to get me my first road bike and I started riding with the local club from time to time.

Achievements on the bike:

-          Mostly physiological (breaking the 5W/kg threshold mark)

What teams have you represented in the cycling world?

-          RSC Kattenberg

-          De Sportvrienden Overijse

-          University of Exeter Cycling Club

What one piece of advice would you give to someone new to cycling?

“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride”

What do you think are the key characteristics that make for a great cyclist?

Commitment, Determination, passion for the Sport and the ability to suffer, where most people would just quit.

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