The Hong Kong cycling ace is currently competing in the Tour of South China Sea as a four-time title holder. The 30-year-old has so far won one stage, finished third in another and was among the main group of finishers yesterday to retain the leader's yellow jersey. He is looking good for a fifth title in eight years. You're competing against a world-class field yet you are still doing so well. What's the secret? Dedication to the sport and years of training. I have been lucky through the years because I have a great coach [Shen Jinkang] and a lot of things have gone in my favour. I have been blessed. There's really no secret What did you have for breakfast? My food intake is no different from any other athlete. I eat a bit of fruit and carbohydrates and a bit of protein. I take in plenty of fluids. I am not fussy about eating. But I don't drink alcohol. How did you spend Christmas? I don't really celebrate Christmas. The Tour is usually held during the Christmas period. This has been the case since the inaugural Tour in 1997 when I first won it. We usually prepare and get lots of rest before each race day. There is no celebration during Christmas because we don't have time. You must be happy with your performance so far in this year's Tour. Yeah, it's been good. I was a bit disappointed that I finished third in my home district in Sha Tin in the first stage. A lot of people were counting on me to win that stage. But I came back the following day to win the Tsing Yi stage which was a big boost. What are your hopes and aspirations for 2004? To do well in the Olympic Games in Athens. I have already qualified for the road race in Athens and I am hoping to do the same with the points race on the track. I want to be a more versatile rider. Before, I would only concentrate on road racing, but I like to compete on the track nowadays. The Olympics have been a disappointment for me each time, but I hope to have a good campaign this time around. Will you celebrate if you win your fifth Tour title? I'll probably have a meal with my family but I am not much of a party-goer. I've still got a long way to go before I win it, so I am hoping for the best.