HAVING had the experience of racing as part of a professional team followed by an extended winter training programme, Marc Potts believes he is well placed for a strong season in the saddle.
The 2013 Ulster Herald Sports personality winner returned to competitive action with the Belgium based PCT Tomacc team at the weekend.
Last season Potts joined the Tomacc team in May after completing his studies but despite impressing in his debut season and scoring a notable victory in the Criterium in Boezing, felt he was always playing catch-up.
This time around he’s ready to hit the ground running having spent three months of the winter training in Calfornia.
“It was brilliant going out there and avoiding all the bad weather back home,” said Marc.
“It was a good move because it allowed me to get consistent training. I’ll probably do it again at the end of this season.
“It was a better option than staying at home. I had a training programme to complete and I was pretty focused on that.”
Potts returned to Belgium last month and was back competing in a race at Haringe, West Vlaanderen at the weekend. The Beragh man has a hectic season ahead during which he is hoping to build on the successes of 2014.
He, too, is planning to return for three events in Ireland, the four-day Tour of Ulster, the An Post Ras, which lasts for eight days, and the National Cycling Championships which will be based in and around Omagh at the end of June.
That apart Marc, who will be joined later in the season by Omagh Wheelers’ Angus Fyffe, is hoping to enhance his ever growing reputation on Belgium soil.
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