I can only speak for myself, but I have long ago abandoned goals based on how I place in races. I’m not the best, so I can rarely make a play at winning a big race. I mean, I’ve never even won a UCI race of any stripe back home. Here, of course, winning isn’t even an option. I’m realistic, but I’m also driven to succeed. It’s just that I define success in a relative way: I want to perform better than before, constantly improving until I finally reach—and acknowledge—my plateau as an athlete.I believe that such a plateau is mostly mental, so I'm not sure that acknowledging it is healthy in a "I will get better" sort of way. But I like where he's coming from otherwise! And, oh yeah, he's racing Worlds next weekend!
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