Svein Tuft

Height

6'0

Birthdate

05/09/77

Pro since

2002

Specialty

TTT, TT, and generally riding all day

Hometown

Langley BC Canada

Residence

Pal Andorra


"It always gets better"


About Svein

Inspiration?

I loved the freedom of traveling by bike. I lived for a few years touring on my bike all over North America.

Obstacles?

Giving up the hobo life for the professional life was tricky for me.

Cheat Meal?

Greek yogurt with cocoa powder and maple syrup.

Favorite meal?

Roast veg, beet salad, and game meat or wild sockeye salmon.

Tips for staying healthy?

always look at the big picture, it's a long road, is what you're doing sustainable? Will you be a happy healthy person when it's time to stop your sport?

Motivation?

What motivates me now is different than what it was when I was younger. I like working with people and seeing them excel, I get a lot of satisfaction if I can help someone get past mental or physical hurdles. But I also love the freedom that cycling brings. Each day can be a new adventure and even after all these years, I'm lucky to continue exploring the world.

Career highlights

2014
Stage 1 TTT - Giro d'Italia
1st
2012
Stage 2 TTT - Eneco Tour
1st
2008
UCI World Time Trial Championships
2nd

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