Who: Marco Polo Cycling Team
Where: Geleen, The Netherlands
How Long: 4 months
To put it in simple terms, 6 weeks racing various tours, kermesse races and 1 day road races, amateur and pro level in and around the Netherlands, France, Germany and mostly Belgium.
Then 2 weeks of agony in Qinghai ,followed by a rest week or two
Then another 6 week European block as above, then a trip home via another week racing in the new Tour of China which is rumoured to be hilly!
Why: Why not?
Life in Geleen: So far so good, a small town, certainly not Melbourne sized. The biggest difference so far is that in Aussie terms we are out in the 'sticks'. Instead of a few hundred kilometres between towns, it's more like <5 kilometres.