Saturday, December 3, 2011

Training Camps for Liquigas and Lampre

The first training camp for Liquigas-Cannondale at Passo San Pellegrino in the Dolomites finished today, it began on November 28th. Interestingly, while their base was at the Hotel Mozoni at 1900 meters they slept at the Chalet Cima Uomo at 2100 meters in order to benefit from the altitude.

The team relaxed with saunas, played pool, hiked, some mountain biking, stretching and fitness drills, training program development, etc.

Another important aspect of the training camp was to reinforce team spirit and also to welcome the new members. Among these is Moreno Moser, nephew of Franceso Moser. Nice to see this name again at this level.

Each rider will now return home to pursue their personalized training schedules until the next training camp which will be in the warmer climate of Sardinia. The riders will stay at Geo Village in Olbia from 12 to 22 December.

Lampre-ISD will begin their first training camp tomorrow in Darfo Boario Terme where they will be staying at the Hotel San Martino until the 7th. The focus will be checking all the riders' equipment, the set-up of their new bikes, and planning the 2012 racing calendars (such as Michele Scarponi expressing an interest in skipping the Giro d'Italia to focus on the Tour de France). The team will also be participating in some social events.

If you are interested in how one of the Lampre-ISD mechanics (Ronny Baron) prepares a Wilier from start to finish see the following (note: long videos, two parts, and in Italian but you'll get the visual step by step process):
Part I
Part II

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1 comment:

  1. Grazie! Larry enjoyed watching these just to catch up in case there was anything new to learn. Pretty much standard assembly stuff here, interesting how no torque wrenches were used...but the riders trust these guy's skills and it's unlikely they'll have any complaints about poor assembly techniques!