With 2016 nearing it's end and the last posting on here back in May, I thought it was time for an update to round off the year.
And action, pre stage 1 Amgen Tour of California.
That blog posting came just before the Amgen Tour of California and what a privilege it was to do America’s Greatest Race and one of the biggest races in the world. My race began in San Diego with a km 0 breakaway day which can be seen here https://youtu.be/bT7lTEtYltk and continued riding for my team to the races end in the state capital of Sacramento. An amazing race to be part of and courtesy of ATOC and Microsoft Band I was one of the riders to be tracked throughout the race. This can also be viewed here http://amgentourofcalifornia.com/competition/microsoftband as well as an interview with Frankie Andreu reviewing the data from that Stage 1 breakaway day https://youtu.be/6y531V_NAa8.
Day out front in San Diego.
Present in California.
TV time in America's Greatest Race.
Once back from ATOC the season continued and included a solo breakaway and claiming the King of the Mountains classification at GP Wales, the Team Classification with a superb 2nd overall for Scott Davies at the Tour de Alsace, amongst others.
TV time in Wales.
Volle gas in Flanders.
Podium time with the Naesen brothers.
After two years in these colours a big thank you goes to Sir Bradley Wiggins for the opportunity. It's been a privilege working with and representing such a legend and sponsors and something i'm truly grateful for.
Dubai and working with a legend.
Post season has been particularly busy as I continue to look to secure a new team for 2017. Post season has also seen a Flanders-Roubaix-Ventoux-Valkenburg-Flanders road trip with Polocini as well as a trip to Mallorca and filming with Velusso.
On set with Velusso.
As I write this however my situation for 2017 is indeed still very unclear, any suggestions i'd be happy to hear from you. The last 2 years with Team Wiggins has continued to show my all round professionalism, in my performances and devotion to my team and sponsors, on and off the bike, as has been the case throughout my career. It's amazing to see the level of support i'm getting and I thank you all. Thanks Cycling Weekly for reporting on this too http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/daniel-patten-still-searching-team-2017-305091?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social. And ofcourse a huge thank you to my family, girlfriend and friends for the continued support throughout the year as always!
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and see you in 2017. Until next time!