My name is Eric Alfaro Dufour and I’m from the beautiful, sunny island of Mallorca and am very much looking forward to being a member of the Canyon Young Heroes in 2011. Before I started cycling I tried a few other sports including football, basketball, karate and also tennis. As my father is also a cyclist, it wasn’t difficult for me to find motivation for this sport. At the age of 11 I celebrated my first race win here on Mallorca.
How did I find out about the Young Heroes? My father trained with Erik Zabel a few times and told me that I should apply. No sooner said than done and I got the information that I had been included in the team. My greatest victory to date was in 2008 when I won the championship of the Balearic Islands.
2011 will surely be a difficult year for me. I’m now riding in an older age group and it will be tough for me to make my mark there. However, I’m already training hard and hope that I can keep up with the pace and ride a great season. I also hope that the professional help from the Canyon Young Heroes will help. We shall see…
See you soon,