The latest nexs about Tom. It's a while here, but he's now (probably) preparing for the TdF and that's why no nesw from and about him lately.
Tom: 'It all has its pretty perspectives' 16-04-2008
Tom has won his second Paris-Roubaix. Next on the list are the green jersey in the Tour and the rainbow jersey at the Worlds. "Even though I realize the line between winning and losing is a thin one", he mentioned.
On Tuesday, a very relaxed Tom held a press conference in Antwerp and he admitted he hadn't yet fully recovered from his efforts in the Hell of the North. "Which will last a couple of more days for sure. Things were quite hectic during and after the race", he said.
"I'm not surprised I can handle the pressure that well. Simply because I knew I had been working hard in the preparation. It is true that the line between winning and losing is a very thin one. Imagine a puncture about a kilometer before the finish: we wouldn't be sitting here right now and my classics season would have been without a major victory", Tom realized.
"Sometimes I simply don't get it why particular journalists keep on trying to focus on the bad things and leave the good things aside. I was a very young rider when I sort of appeared from nowhere and everyone in the press was happy about my efforts and results. However, when things go not according to plan, they try and write you down."
Will the green jersey of the Tour be the next aim? "It all depends on the first week. If I survive that one well and I have enough points already, the green jersey certainly becomes a goal", he looked into the future.
And the Worlds in Varese? "I quite enjoyed the route, even though you can never compare a reconnaissance with a race. During a worlds, the riders only race for two laps. The major aim is to still be fresh enough to finish it off when and where necessary."
"But those are sorrows for later. After the Scheldeprijs Wilfried Peeters and I will sit down and take a good look at my further schedule", Tom concluded.