Professional cycling is most certainly the toughest sport in the world. In a recent article in the Walrus, Richard Poplak calls cyclists “modern-day ascetics, working in open-air monastery of the mountains of Europe, with helmets as tonsures, spandex as robes.”
“To race bicycles is to drink greedily from a bottomless chalice of agony.”
We can learn lessons from these champions. A career is a bit like a Tour de France- a long gruelling road with mostly flats and rolling hills, occasional steep ascents and unexpected setbacks- illnesses, crashes and injuries. Read complete blog post.