A pure climber can dance over his pain limit. As the air thins and the summit nears, he can accelerate into oblivion, safe in the knowledge that he’ll soon catch his breath and find strength in his legs once he eases off. It’s a quality that can only be bred by spending long days riding fast in the mountains. Steven Kruijswijk is such a climber. Born and raised in Nuenen, in flat-as-a-pancake Brabant, he has made Monaco his home so he can train in the Alpes Maritimes. At the 2019 Tour de France, he showed what he can do, by finishing on the podium. He’s kept training, kept honing his attack. It will be a beautiful dance.