Heinrich Haussler: The benefits of thin air and knobbly tyres

Australian lead-out and classics specialist Heinrich Haussler likes to vary his training when getting ready for his demanding BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team racing schedule and has been perfecting the art of high altitude training over the last 20 years. But it is not just the 'going to high places' for training that he believes his performance benefits from, it is also choosing an entirely different bike for it, that gives him the edge when being back on the road. Riding a ONE-SIXTY during his training camps gives him extra cornering confidence on the road, and above all, it is great fun.

But it is not all easy while being out on the road for long periods, as having a family back home and only being able to communicate with them via phone is, unfortunately, part of being a professional road racer.