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In the column ‘Stay Home Stories’, the cyclists of Team Jumbo-Visma talk about their lives and current activities now there is no racing until further notice.
Stay Home Story with Amund Grøndahl Jansen
How are you?
I am doing well, thank you, and so is my family. I am currently in Andorra. It is unfortunate, of course, to be inside all the time and not being able to do what we love doing most: racing bikes. Everyone’s health is beyond paramount. Hopefully the situation will be under control soon and we can get out again in the near future.
Which series or movies do you watch at the moment?
I am going to start the third season of the Norwegian series Vikingane soon. The first two seasons were broadcast on Netflix in English, under the name of Norsemen. It is about a group of Vikings who live in the town of Norheim around the year 790. The third season is not yet available on Netflix. Only in Norwegian on the Norwegian channel NRK. The best series I’ve watched is the first season of Westworld. That was really exciting.
Which songs do you play on your playlist by default?
When I train outside, I never really listen to music. I do not like that. That’s for safety reasons. Otherwise you won’t hear the upcoming traffic properly. During my training on the Tacx or while Zwifting, I regularly listen to music. Scooter in particular is nice to listen to, although you get a bit tired of it after an hour. When I am doing easier rides, I usually listen to Pink Floyd or something in that genre.
Do you have any tips for people to stay fit?
Keep training and stay busy. That is my best tip, but that is obvious. If you have something to do, the days will pass more quickly. In order to find motivation at all if you do not like training in principle and/or hardly any sport, I would try to set a goal to lift you over that threshold. If necessary with a reward system for yourself.
What is your favourite dish?
I don’t often make a specific dish. It is more freestyling with what is in the fridge. Especially in these times that is actually more of an art and also a bit special because you try to go to the supermarket as little as possible. I really love pizza. Especially pizza Napolitana. However, I have not yet been able to find the proper yeast in the supermarket to make it at home.
What other sports do you like?
Here in Andorra I love to do randonee skiing in the winter. I also like running in the mountains. I am quite afraid of heights, so therefore I get out of my comfort zone very easily. So doing things like this is quite exciting for me. In Norway I like to go cross-country skiing and mountain biking is also a lot of fun. I rarely watch sports from the couch.
What is your favourite game?
I never really play games at home. Only when we are on training camp with the team I sometimes play FIFA with the boys on the PlayStation. But I have to tell you that I am very bad at it and that I never can last long.
Which apps on your phone are running in overtime?
The apps that run the most overtime for me are mainly Instagram, yr.no (weather forecast) and the news. Zwift companion has also been working overtime for the last two to three weeks.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I actually have two: chocolate with sea salt and ensaimada with hot chocolate. Ensaimada is a coffee pastry. In November and December, during my long endurance rides, I often stop for an ensaimada with hot chocolate when it’s cold.