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An interview with Miguel Martin Perdiguero

By:
Gerard Knapp in Ballarat
Published:
July 29, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:42 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for July 29, 2005

He's not your ordinary type of rider within the pro peloton, having been in the spotlight many times...

Taking his own path

He's not your ordinary type of rider within the pro peloton, having been in the spotlight many times during his career; not only for his feats on the bike but also for his uncommon behaviour off the road. 'Why should I follow the rules?' says it all for the young Phonak rider. Hernan Alvarez Macias checks in with 'Perdi' to see how his season is looking.

With his move from Saunier Duval to Phonak in 2005, Perdiguero has distinguished himself by frequent appearances in many breakaways, most of which were caught. Last year, however, Miguel won two big races that really displayed his quality as a rider: Volta a Catalunya and Classica a San Sebastian - just reward for such a combative rider.

Cyclingnews: How are you going at this time of the season?

Miguel Martin Perdiguero: At the moment, I've been a month out of competition, preparing myself for the classics that happen at this time of year. So, even though I'm not in the Tour and I'm not racing, I'm still feeling good at the moment.

CN: How do you feel in Phonak, considering it was a recent move?

MMP: I'm fine. It's a different team, a Swiss team. I'm not used to being a rider in this team with more orders and planning, but I feel good. Everything is done correctly, so it's ok. Besides, we have a director like Juan Fernandez who is Spanish, and I have Spanish team-mates, so everything's perfect.

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