… David Benedek: Looking back at the early days of your career, what do you feel is the most obvious difference with the pros of today?
Terje Haakonsen: As a riderâ€¦less freedom.
As in whatâ€™s expected, you mean?
Well, obviously itâ€™s a lot more professional today. A sponsor wouldnâ€™t demand that much, they wouldnâ€™t tell you what to do throughout the season. As long as you had certain kinds of media exposure and some okay [contest] results they wouldnâ€™t ask for more. Now, the competition is harder in general …Â Details