A coffee with Rick Zabel

autorRotor Bike Components
fecha22nd August 2022

A short bio of who you are and your career so far

I’m a rider with 9 year professional on the highest level of cycling.

Three greatest achievements

4x Tour de France
4x Paris Roubaix
2x Pro Wins

To know more about you:

How did you start cycling?

Because I wanted to try it out

What was the most important race you’ve done to date?

Tour de France

What is your pre-race ritual?

None

What do you think about while cycling?

About life, everything and creative stuff

What is your go-to training meal?

Pasta with Pesto

How do you recover after a tough race or training ride?

Laying on my bed and chill / eat good stuff

What is your go-to song while riding?  

Too many good songs out there – Marteria (German Hip Hop)

Apart from endurance sports, what is your passion?

Art, music, my podcast, family time and friends

What was the best piece of cycling advice you ever received?

When the lion is hungry, he eats

What advice do you have for someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Work hard. Consistency is key. You need to do because you love it, you need to live it

What’s your favorite ROTOR component and why?

Cranks, great design!

If you were not a cyclist, what would you have been?

Artist

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