#582: The crazy world of cycling with World Champion Jani Brajkovič

"Janez "Jani" Brajkovič (born 18 December 1983) is a racing cyclist from Metlika, Slovenia. He was the world under-23 Time Trial champion in 2004; he rode for the Adria Mobil team and suspended in July 2018 after positive anti-doping test.[4] After passed suspension he came back to previous club Adria Mobil in the end of 2019.[5]
Jani has been a friend of mine for a few years and for a short time coached me when I was preparing for my ultra cycling races. He is truly a unique human. As once described by team mate Lance Armstrong as “the hardest worker” Jani’s insane cycling career which has seen him race for the best teams in the world on the grand tours with a top 10 place finish in the tour of all tours the Tour De France in 2012.
Unless provoked (which I do a lot) Jani is more of a silent assassin but when you get him to talk he is knowledge and inspiration personified. In this show I push him to open up on some topics and give us a closer look into the world of cycling which in some ways is what is portrayed in the media but in many totally different.
This man has made his living and his life on the bike and when you have spent the best part of 20 years riding your bike for hours “most days” you have more than just a few stories to tell. For me Jani is my go to man for a number of things in my life, I have an insane amount of respect for him and for his recent drug scandal and I am sure many listeners will learn a lot from this legend.
Thank you for your time Jani. Enjoy the show folks and if you think it will help your friends and family please share it.
Connect with Jani: janibrajkovic
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