Former Worldtour Racer Trains For Unbound Gravel With His Dog
JUNE 1, 2021
BEN DELANEY, VeloNews
Alexey Vermeulen has ridden up to 20 hours a week with his girlfriend's dog Willie in a backpack.
Alexey Vermeulen is no newbie at preparing for bike races. Having raced internationally since 2011 as a junior, Vermeulen has pinned on numbers at everything from Liège-Bastogne-Liège to the road world championships. This year, the former LottoNL-Jumbo racer is tackling Unbound Gravel for the first time. His secret weapon for Unbound training? Sir Willie the Weiner.