Rally rider Robin Carpenter divulges his secrets to making it in the breakaways, and considers the future of domestic road racing.

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American Robin Carpenter found himself in the deep end of the European peloton this past season. His Rally Pro cycling team made a big push to race more in Europe, and Carpenter has plenty of exciting stories from the experience.

He explains how he manages to find breakaways that succeed, what it is like to be up against WorldTour heavies, and why pro cyclists always get married in October.

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