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Life Beyond Racing with Christian Meier Behind the Ride

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If there’s one thing I learnt pretty quickly about Christian Meier it’s that he doesn’t mind doing things the hard way. Leaving his roots in Canada to follow his passion and dream to become a pro bike racer, riding the Classics and Grand Tours with some of the best riders of his generation, and then after 11 years as a pro retiring with a year left on his contract with Orica-GreenEDGE? Is he crazy? I don’t think so, far from it in fact.

Now the owner of La Fábrica, Espresso Mafia and The Service Course, all in the heart of Girona’s old quarter, I had the honour of sitting down with Christian to learn about his past and find out more about how his love of coffee finally took him away from the pro peloton and in a whole new direction.

This is a conversation that’s about more than just bikes and beans. Taking chances, overcoming adversity, following your heart, and most importantly putting in the hours are life lessons we can all learn from.

I hope you enjoy our conversation and can use elements in your own life to get a step closer to where you want to be.

Thanks for watching.


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