What we want for Christmas, part 2

There is nothing better than tradition at Christmas. Before we roll out the turkey, there is the simple matter of figuring out what to stuff in your loved ones' stockings.

 

To give you some seasonal inspiration, we asked pro riders from JLT Condor to tell us about their big day and what they want for Christmas.Page Break Condor Christmas Gift Guide

 

BRENTON JONES, SPRINT SUPREMO

Brenton Jones

What do you want for Christmas?
Cadel Evans' new book and GoPro camera mounts
Cadel Evans Book Art of Cycling Go Pro Camera Mounts

 

Turkey breast or turkey leg?
Breast

 

Favourite thing in a selection box?
Turkish Delight

 

Favourite Christmas movie?
Home Alone

Home Alone

 

"Cadel is Australia's only Tour de France winner and a great ambassador for the sport. I'm sure he's got some wise words and they are in his new book. A couple of GoPro mounts wouldn't go a miss, to help me capture a bit of my life on the bike." 

 

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 ALEX FRAME, KIWI SPRINT ACE

Alex Frame

Tangerines or chocolate coins?
Chocolate coins

 

Favourite Christmas movie?
Bad Santa

 

Best thing in a selection box?
Caramello

Caramello Chocolate

What do you want for Christmas?
New vinyl records and a new laptop
STEVE LAMPIER, GC CONTENDER

Steve Lampier

Best thing in a selection box?
Jelly Tots

 

What do you want for Christmas?
Flip flops and a skateboard

 

Favourite festive food?
Pigs in blankets

Skateboard

Favourite Christmas TV?
Only Fools and Horses

 

Alex Frame hails from New Zealand and is a key player in the JLT Condor sprint train. His selection box fav is Caramello. "For anyone in the northern hemisphere, Caramello is similar to a Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel, except a Caramello has caramel-flavoured chocolate as well as running caramel centre."

 

Cornish born Steve Lampier was JLT Condor's highest place finisher at the Tour of Britain. "I'd like some flip flops. I'm out here training in New Zealand. It has been pretty warm, unlike in Britain. I've got sand between my toes rather than British mud."

 

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 GRAHAM BRIGGS, ALL ROUNDER

Graham Briggs

What do you want for Christmas?
One years supply of coffee and a winter coat

 

Tangerines or chocolate coins?
Tangerines

 

Favourite festive food?
Red cabbage

 

Christmas dinner tipple?  
Glass of Malbec

 

Best thing in a selection box?
All of it, in one giant congealed ball

 

Giant ball of chocolate

TOM MOSES, ONE DAY SPECIALIST

Tom Moses

 What do you want for Christmas?
I like surprises, and a trip to Australia

 

Best thing in a selection box?
Double Decker

 

Favourite festive food?
Pigs in blankets

 

Tangerines or chocolate coins?
Chocolate coins

 

Favourite Christmas TV?
The Great Escape

 

Steve McQueen in the Great Escape

 

Graham Briggs is known for having a sweet tooth. In fact he's probably got more than one. Most surprisingly though, he's bucked the trend of choosing one of the more popular festive foods by opting for red cabbage, though this healthy choice is offset by wanting a giant ball of chocolate.

 

Briggs probably deserves it though; he finished second on stage three of the 2016 Tour of Britain, the highest stage finish of any continental or pro continental British rider, ever.

 

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ED LAVERACK, CLIMBER

Ed Laverack

What do you want for Christmas?
A penny board, Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris, and as many Twitter followers as Russ Downing
Tim Ferris Book
Favourite festive food?
Honey roast parsnips

Honey Roast Parsnips

Best thing in a selection box?
Toffee Penny

Toffee Penny

Turkey breast or turkey leg?
Breast
What drink will you have with your Christmas meal?
Hot chocolate
Favourite Christmas movie?
Home Alone

Home Alone

 

Young rider, Ed Laverack, has worked hard this season. He rode out of his skin at the Tour de Korea to jump across to a break and secure a top ten GC finish. 

 

"I listen to the Tim Ferris podcast. He interviews high achievers to find out their routines, habits and processes. He's compiled it all into a new book. When you are trying to squeeze out every ounce of ability in your performance, the smallest of things make a difference."

 

Read the gift requests from Ed Clancy, John Herety, Ian Bibby and Russ Downing in part one here

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