Recently we had the opportunity to catch up with Steele Von Hoff and find out how life as a professional cyclist with Garmin-Sharp has been treating him. Steele was a member of Tru Blu Racing from 2007-2010, and his exploits are well known among the Australian HPV community, where he produced some of the most freakish rides in the sport’s history. After switching his focus to full-time road racing in 2011, he was a dominant sprinting force on the Australian domestic circuit riding for Genesys Pro Cycling, and as a result was picked up by Garmin’s development team for the 2012 season. More success led to a professional contract with Garmin-Sharp in 2013, who he continues to race with in 2014. Steele is currently based in Girona, Spain.
So Steele, you’ve now been racing as a professional cyclist at World Tour level for 2 years. How has the experience been for you so far?
So far it's been great! But like any career it has its ups and downs. The last few races I have been plagued with little niggling injuries which haven't allowed me to train properly. Racing when you know you're not at your best can be quite frustrating at times when you can't fix race situations that you normally would be able to. But when you train well and are able to be in a position to win, you look at everything in a much better light