"When my family watches the Tour of California they'll know what a big opportunity it is for me to race in a Pro race, and they won't expect results. They're mostly just looking for me in the big bunch. They are accustomed to recognizing me when they stand on the side of the road in Belgium, but not yet to spotting me in the peloton. They've realized next year will be like that. It will be harder to get close to me. They won't be able to touch me and share in my happiness. I will be far away."—Jasper Stuyven1

  1. Photograph from Amstel Gold []