This month we asked you on our social media channels if you had any questions for Development Team DSM’s Oscar Onley. Warming back up after a ride through the snow in Scotland, Oscar sat down to answer our five favourite questions!
Q: Since moving up a level, what has changed most in your approach to racing (and training)?
A: One of the biggest changes I have focused on since moving up to this level is getting my nutrition right before and during the race, which the team massively helps with. With races upwards of 5 hours and many hard races back to back it has become a lot more important to fuel correctly compared to races as a junior. I would say the consistency of my training also increased last year between races.
Q: What are your dreams for the future?
A: My first dream/goal is to become a professional cyclist. After that I would love to ride The Tour De France and who knows what will happen after that. In the short term, the focus is on becoming a well rounded rider and gaining experience in different situations.
Q: How does it feel coming back to cycle on your home roads after being abroad, training with your team and competing?
A: I really enjoy training on the roads around the Scottish Borders. When I come home after a long period spent away I always appreciate them more and especially the lack of traffic. When the sun is shining there’s nowhere else I would rather train!
Q:What’s your favourite climb and why?
A: My favourite climb is the Col du Galibier. With my old team as a junior we did a big ride around that area and for some reason the Galibier stuck out more than the other climbs for me.
Q:Can you do a track stand?
A: On the road, yes. I struggle to do one on the track though…haha.