“I used to swim as a kid and did a few triathlons. When I retire from professional cycling I definitely want to do an Ironman, or maybe even a few. I’ll do the Wales one first, I’ve heard the bike course is quite hard so that could play in my favour.
“I think I’ll need something when I stop, if I stop in three or four years. This is my 14th year now and I could end up doing 18 years as a pro. To then just stop and not have anything would be tough, so why not an Ironman I guess?”