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A training day in Calpe

 training in Calpe

As our Team3M riders are preparing for the start of the season, a 10 days training camp in Calpe was the perfect set up. This to see if our riders are in optimal physical condition at the start of this season.

On Thursday 6th February, all our 19 Team3M riders took off to Calpe. They had the perfect weather conditions to start their training day. In the morning, it was 13 degrees, and a slight breeze. As the day went by, the sun came up and the temperature rose to 23 degrees.
Every day, the riders had to train 4 to 6 hours. At 8 o’clock, time to get up and to get equipped to be ready on their bikes for the training. 

A regular training day

8h30      Breakfast
9h30      Preparation for the training
10h00    Training
16h00    End of training
17h30    Massage
19h30    Dinner
20h30    Debriefing + planning for the next day
21h30    Bedtime

“We had three goals that we wanted to achieve during this training camp”, says Bernard Moerman. “Our first goal and our main goal was to test the good physical condition at the beginning of the competition. This training camp was also a nice way to maintain the team spirit and to have a personal talk with each individual rider, to learn his personal goals for this year. “

The selection of the team for 2014 was made based on the TEMPO-tool. “This training camp confirmed that we made the right choice. The riders all have the right team spirit and the eagerness to learn”, according to Bernard Moerman. “Our riders have enough fighting spirit and a real drive to win, whilst at the same time they are prepared to serve the team.”

“It was a great 10-days training camp. Let the season begin”, is the spirit of Jens Vandenbogaerde.

About the progress of his tea, Bernard says: “Each rider has made great progress during these first months of training. Some of them have even made major steps.”

So this is very promising.

Next on the planning? On Sunday 2nd March, the riders will be racing in Kuurne Brussel Kuurne and Brussel-Opwijk.

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