John Lee believes his injury troubles are behind him as he starts the latest cycling season alongside his MTN-Qhubeka team mates. Augustyn has been troubled with medical issues caused by a cycling related accident in 2007 and finally feels that his cycling career is back on track.
There may have been times when he considered throwing in the towel, and he almost did when he chose to take a break from the sport, but he says that forgetting about cycling was easier said than done. “Racing is in your blood, once you start. It’s a hectic sport. Once you get used to it, it’s almost addictive,” Augustyn told Cyclingnews ahead of the Tour de Langkawi.
“The pain afterwards and that rush that you get in the peleton, you get used to it and that’s what keeps you motivated and keeps on going. It was good to have a good rest and get my life and body sorted out . Now the hard work starts again , but its where I want to be.”
John Lee spent the off season training with team mates and friends in South Africa , and the heat here will assist them in being prepared for the heat of Malaysia during the tour.