Dan Fleeman the ex DFL, AN Post, Cervelo Test Team and Raleigh road professional originally came from the fat tyred, muddy world of mountain bikes, before moving across to the road and now he’s completing the circle and moving back to the single track at the head of his new Forme Coaching – Pactimo – Cannondale team.
And at the end of season 2011 he called ‘time’ on his pro road career. But now, the circle is squared and 30 year-old Fleeman is back on 26” wheels – no, wait, let’s make that 29” wheels.
Question: Did you ever think about returning to the road, Dan?
Dan Fleeman: Not really, I thought about it and approaches were made to me but when I fully considered it, I felt I’d be doing it for money rather than love – and I don’t want to do that. I’ll only use the road bike as preparation for the road; I don’t want to ride Premier Calendar races – the MTB is new and fresh. But mind you, if Patrick Lefevre phoned me and offered me a ride at QuickStep.
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