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EXTREME CONDITIONS FOR SRA'S FIRST TRAINING CAMP

 

Late February, the 2018 Class of the Swiss Racing Academy took up residence in the

Aix-en-Provence region for a week long training camp. 

 

Crucial to the team spirit building and first opportunity to meet each other, on and off the bike, the staff and riders spent 7 days all together in a cosy homestead. 

 

Heavy training program and long days were doubled up by the colder weather in the area since 10 years. We came for the sun, we got snow. 

 

But it didn't change our plan. 

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Usually known for its friendly temperatures and sunny days, we've experienced quite tough conditions during the week. 

Starting below 0° in the morning, the thermometer rarely went higher than 4° during the day. 

 

With between 4 and 6 hours training rides every day, nutrition and wise layering were essential. 

 

No complain, no change of plans, the Swiss Racing Academy did the job every single day. 


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Cosy home and good vibes.

The pool table transforms in turbo accessory during one of the coldest mornings. 

Snow only blocked us in for a few hours. 

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The end of the week was milder weather wise.

Riders could adapt their gear and feel a little lighter under a glimmer sunlight.  

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Swiss Racing Academy - Training Camp 1 CERVéLO R3

The Cervélo R3, SRA's training bike for the 2018 season. 

Mounted with FSA Powerbox carbon powermeter, DT Swiss PR 1400 Dicut 21 training wheels, Schwalbe Durano Plus tires,

Prologo Scratch II CPC saddle and gel bar tape. 

 

 

 

©All images courtesy of David Ranson for SRA

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