Nathan Haas blog: Changing more than just tyres

MALSELV NORWAY AUGUST 07 Nathan Haas of Australia and Team Cofidis prior to the 8th Arctic Race Of Norway 2021 Stage 3 a 1845km stage from Finnsnes Senja to Mlselv Alpine village 375m ArcticRace on August 07 2021 in Malselv Norway Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Nathan Haas (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

"We're all told at some point in time that we can no longer play the children's game, we just don't... don't know when that's gonna be" – Brad Pitt, Moneyball.

In my first training camp with my first WorldTour team in 2011,  Jonathan Vaughters took the Garmin team to see Moneyball, Brad Pit and Jonah Hill's portrayal of a washed-up baseball player turned manager who teams up with a geeky sports nerd and takes their ramshackle team, made up of otherwise valueless players, to one of the finest baseball seasons of all time.

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Nathan Haas turned his back on the WorldTour to dive into world of gravel. After a decade at the top echelon of professional road racing, the Australian is answered the off-road call in 2022, teaming up with Colnago to race and ride as a privateer on the burgeoning global gravel scene. He'll be documenting his experiences for Cyclingnews along the way, in his own inimitable style.