Our race isn‘t won or lost over the last few metres. We work together the whole day, keeping the peloton in check and reeling back in the breakaway. It‘s not only about looking like a team, but acting as one, too. Then it‘s my turn at the front – I battle against the wind, head down, hands in the drops, my gaze fixed on the stem and the team in my slipstream. 100 metres, 300 metres, and back out – we work in paceline formation. The italian fabric and Skyving® pad offer more comfort in the saddle for longer, and more comfort equals more energy throughout the race. The sun beats down and I‘m at my HRmax but my jersey and matching bib shorts stop me from overheating. The last lap now, the last corner, into the wind one last time. Everything runs like clockwork – with my team and my TEAMLINE.