The most important part of spring training camp for a cycling team is establishing new nicknames, making quick and timely complaints about roommates, establishing who is the best dancer on the team, celebrating every birthday for the coming year, and letting the cooks know exactly what you will and will not eat (namely beef). Also this is the time to bring beer, coffee and women to the best mechanic.
In 2010/11 Garmin-Transitions, RadioShack, Quick-Step, and Katusha all held their training camps in Calpe, Spain.
Here we go - our trip to camp in Calpe, Spain with the pros. How do they do it:
The promenade in Calpe, Spain, looks quiet in December/January, (that is because the water temperature is
The next morning training begins; first practice recognizing your teammates, then tips on how to recognize your team bus, and finally how to sit on a bike toptube without inflicting pain.
Next the riders are shown how to walk up and down metal stairs in cycling shoes (Andreas Kloden cares more about his snickers bars, because after camp - there will be no more snickers!).