Video: Pre-Season interview with Jaan Kirsipuu
We met Jaan Kirsipuu in Salou, in the trainingcamp of the Baltic continental team Tartu2024/BalticChainCycling.com. Jaan was a very succesful cyclist wearing yellow jersey in the '99 Tour de France for a week and he won more than 120 pro races during his career including 4 stages of the Tour de France. Jaan has worked for different teams, he has been the Estonian national team coach since 2016 and he has teached Estonian junior riders for the past 4 years too.
We asked why he still does coach young guys, it's a hard job with continues travelling.
"First of all, I like it. I like this work, i like this style of living-travelling around. It excites me to be in the races and i like to see young riders develop, learning, getting better in every sence. The other half of it is, that i want to give something back to the Estonian cycling,"confirmed the most succesful cycling legend from Baltics.
Check the video for more - Jaan explained us the development of the young guys into pro level riders and gave an opinion about the project Baltic Chain Cycling.
Photo: Adam Illingworth / Baltic Chain Cycling