Credit Harold Camilo

July Recap

Since I last checked in, I’ve had a whirlwind of racing adventures across Italy and France. This post will cover my July racing, and I’ll publish another in a few weeks that will cover August and reflect on the past eight months I’ve spent in Europe and what’s next. My first race in July wasContinue reading “July Recap”

Grand Prix de Bourg-de-Péage

The past two weeks have been full steam ahead: our third and final training camp, and our first race of the season. For the training camp we headed south again, this time to the medieval village of Venasque. We stayed just 20 kilometers from the foot of the legendary Mont Ventoux, a climb first includedContinue reading “Grand Prix de Bourg-de-Péage”

Race Season Approaching

We’ve just finished the second of three training camps, which have been highly productive.  Our first camp, based in the small village of Trescléoux in the Hautes-Alpes department, featured 20 hours of training and focused on team time trial work. If you don’t know what that is, it’s six or seven riders in tight linearContinue reading “Race Season Approaching”

Getting Down to Work

Training Now that we’re rolling into mid February, training is ramping up. Last week we finished our first training cycle, which lasted six weeks. We capped it with a quality five-hour ride with 10,000 feet of elevation gain in the mountains around Chambéry, but unfortunately couldn’t ascend much higher than 1000 meters since almost allContinue reading “Getting Down to Work”

All Settled In

Covid and Cycling Since my last post two weeks ago, Covid cases in France have continued to rise, which means the inevitable cancellation of races, both in France and in nearby countries. So far, almost all late February and even some early March races have been cancelled. An early April season start is looking moreContinue reading “All Settled In”

Welcome to France!

I’ve been in Chambéry for just over two weeks, and I’ve loved every minute. So far, most of my time has been spent setting up my sparsely furnished apartment, adjusting to the team’s training bikes (I’ll let you know when I get my BMC Teammachine SLR01 for the 2021 season), navigating setting up a frenchContinue reading “Welcome to France!”

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