Guldhammer excited about season 2015
Right now, Cult Energy Pro Cycling’s 25 year-old Danish talent, Rasmus Guldhammer is spending time with his teammates during the team training camp in Mallorca. We made this Q&A with him and he’s obviously eager to get the season started.
When did you start your career?
“In 2008 I got my first Continental team contract and ever since, I have been a full time rider. In 2010, I got a contract with HTC-Columbia and now I’m back among the professionals.”
When and how did you become a professional?
“This is the second time I get the chance in the pro league. Cult was ready with a contract and I was happy as I have a great deal of confidence in Michael and Christa. I’m really excited about being part of the greatest cycling team in Denmark.”
What are your thoughts about the shift back to the professional life?
“I’m very pleased to be part of the professional environment again. Since my last encounter with the professionals, I have become much more experienced. I have learned to deal with challenges and to spend my energy in another and more contructive way. At Cult, I can get the rest I need to develop and make results. They have a perfect setup for me in order to perform and the team’s values fit me really well.”
Do you have a girlfriend?
Where do you live?
“I live in Bridel, Luxembourg with teammate, Michael Carbel and Jesper Deleuran who is one of our Danish mechanics.”
What are your interests outside the world of cycling?
“In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, going out and dine with friends, spend time with my family or just relax and enjoy some quiet some off the road.”
What is your role on the team this season?
“I’m going to have different roles depending on the race. In some races, I’ll be the captain and allowed to pursue my personal goals. Meanwhile in other races, I will help the team’s other riders to success which suits me really well. If no one wants to make a sacrifice, there will be no results.”
How do you see Cult Energy’s chances of success in 2015?
“I believe we have a successful year ahead of us. We have a good and homogeneous team and we surely have the opportunity to challenge each other and make everyone better.”
How do you prepare for the races?
“Before the race I’d rather wander around in my own world, listening to music and thinking about the course and work myself up for the challenge.”
How do train during winter?
“It varies from year to year. It depends on when my final race of the previous season ended. Fortunately, I have a really good coach in André Steensen who provides me with a great training program. It varies in terms of long-distance training, intervals and core training.”
What are you looking forward to this season?
“I’m looking forward to be standing on the start line for the first time. I’m looking forward to be doing a lot of good races and make memorable moments with my teammates, staff and people around the team and of course the team’s fans.”
What does your family mean to you in terms of your career?
“Well, my dad helped kick-start my interest in cycling. From when my brother and I were kids we were always out watching our dad and cycling has always been in our blood. I wasn’t forced into it, it came naturally and I could always get help, good advice, a good training session and all the support I could wish from my parents. I have been fortunate that my brother and I have always enjoyed cycling together. Without cycling, we probably never would have spent thousands of hours together the way we have. Training, racing and simply spending time together. We were never far apart and I’m grateful for that. Support from people closest to me, is the best help I could wish for.”