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Miranda-Mortágua

Tiago Leal Portugal

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Favorite food
Francesinha (a Portuguese specialty from Porto)
Favorite music
Hip hop, Rap
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One of the known secrets for any pro athlete to keep performing at his/her best is to strike a good life/work balance, which Leal seems to have dialled. It’s not all about training and racing, which is part of Leal’s life as a pro, but so is enjoying the act of riding a bike with friends.

 

What's your favourite race?

Strade Bianche

 

How did you get into cycling?

My father rode a bike and enjoyed cycling, I liked what I saw so I began cycling and decided to try out the competitive aspect.

 

How do you train for racing?

I always try to train with maximum dedication —I stay focused on my goals but I also try to enjoy the companionship and take pleasure in what I do.

 

What was your best result?

4th place overall in the Tour of Loulé

 

Tell us about your best race.

It was a race in which I was well-prepared and felt good. I tried to fight for the general classification; my teammates were always by my side and they helped me a lot, but in the end I finished fourth.

 

What do you do in your free time?

Relax, watch TV/movies/ videos, play video games, be with my family.

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