The very best form of insomnia

When I was growing up in Australia, my friends and I would stay up really late at night and watch the Tour de France on television. It was one of the most exciting parts of my youth – eyes glued to the screen, mouth open, watching as my hero did battle in this far away country. It was like a dream with all those colourful jerseys, rivals locked in battle, their strength and will determining who would be covered in glory. Man, it’s giving me goosebumps just thinking about it.

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Heinrich Haussler, now registered as an Australian, is back to take on the spring Classics with IAM Cycling.