Nunes proved that “there’s always room for improvement” in 2017 when we showed up to a stage race, demoralized and likely without huge expectations to do well, and then went on to score big results. Landing on the podium never gets old and Nunes likely looks forward to climbing up “on the box” again, although it may already be a familiar feeling for the former Portuguese national champ.
What's your favourite race?
My favourite race to watch as a spectator is the Tour of Portugal; my favourite race to compete in is a future Tour de France.
How did you get into racing?
I started cycling with my father, and when my passion began to grow, I attended a cycling school (ADRAP) where I began to compete.
How do you train for racing?
My training program is prepared by my coach throughout the season. Then I fulfill the plan to be at my best when in competition.
What's your personal style?
In relation to my day-to-day style, it's more of a sporty style; I really like to exercise.
What's your best result?
My best result was to becoming national champion, which gave me something more to dream about.
Tell us about your best race.
My best race was the 2017 Abimota GP, not only for my results, but for the way in which I got my psychological state back. I went to the race demoralized and ended up having a great race. It turned out to be a race that defined me because I was strong both in and out of competition.
What do you do in your free time?
I have a lot of free time to recover between races, but I also spend it with my girlfriend and my friends.