b'A lot of people underestimate the impact that a strong team makes in cycling both outdoor and on Zwift.climate, so the first thingIn my first race I puncturedhas subsequently learned to I did was buy an indoorboth tyres leaving the carchannel his flair and ride as trainer. It was late 2019 justpark, he says. After fixingpart of a team.before everything shut downboth punctures, I was ridingYou are on your own on because of the pandemicon a wet road and the bikea bike as an individual but and I was so thankful to haveslipped out from under metheres a huge team aspect made that purchase. It wasand I hit the ground. I cutto it, he explains. A lot rmy window into racing themy face open and neededof people underestimate eZwift league. I shifted all myfive stitches over my eye. the impact that a strong energy from outdoor cyclingThis was all before theteam makes in cycling both wto indoor racing and within arace started! outdoor and on Zwift. The year and a half I was racing inAfter getting stitchedperson who wins will be the oP one who has conserved the the world championships! up and taking some pain At the time Thrall was stillkillers, I decided to race andmost energy before they a relatively new rider. HedI ended up winning on amake their final move and caught the cycling bugsolo breakaway. I rememberhaving teammates around after failing to make theasking my teammatesyou to cover attacks Canadian Olympic team asbefore the start, isand keep you a flat water sprint canoeist.this racing thingfresh for when He subsequently retiredhard? and theyyou need it and, without sports, he wassaid its usuallyis critical. Its the first to admit there waseasier thannot always a void in his life.When histraining. But itnoticeable to wife surprised him with awas the totalthe fans, but road bike as a present foropposite for me. having those their wedding anniversary,If his earlyteammates to he quickly swapped paddlingexperiences ofsupport you, for peddling. cycling were aprotect you I just started riding on a dailybaptism of fire, heand give you basis, he recalls. I would do a 30km loop around my neighbourhood and try and beat my time every day. A couple of years later I was racing at the world championships.Thrall admits that he takes sport very seriously and is very competitive, but it wasnt the easiest transition from racing in water to roads.5'