Van den Broeck: Injuries meant I could either quit or find a new role

"Life is a difficult business," Jurgen Van den Broeck says with a wry smile as he lines up for stage 1 of the Tour de Romandie. The rain is pouring, the temperature stuck below 10 degrees and for a veteran of 15 years in the pro peloton, one has to question why the Belgian wants to be here. Desire, it seems, is something that still runs through the 34-year-old's veins, and despite a career that has had more than its share of hard knocks and setbacks, the former prodigy is still here.

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