Andy come back this year starts at the GP Camaiore today, Thursday, representing RadioShack Leopard racing team.
“I think it’s sad that whenever a rider goes through a difficult
moment in life, a lot of people in cycling forget all the good things
they have achieved,” Guercilena said.
“Andy is human just like anyone else and so can have difficult
moments in life. We’re trying to help him and help him get back to his
best. We’re ready to accept any criticism of what we do but to target
Andy and try to undermine him psychologically is unfair.”
“In training some good sensations are coming back. I’m feeling good, so we’ll see what happens,” he said.
“The race route makes me worried, it’s tough, but the objective is to
finish. I ve got an important week coming and so this is an important
“Physically he’s pretty good. He trained intensively for ten days in
Mallorca under the guidance of Kim Andersen. The goal today is to finish
“His problems were caused by a series of factors from last year: his
injury first of all and then the way his problem was managed. Then
there’s the family aspect: Frank’s suspension, that caused psychological
problems. And the psychology of a rider is always very important. Even
if a rider has a decent level of fitness, psychological problems can
cause bigger problems.”