Quick-Step Floors ready for first training camp
The entire team will reunite in sunny Calpe, between 10-20 December.
The riders and staff of Quick-Step Floors are heading to Costa Blanca next week for the first training camp ahead of the 2019 season, the 17th in the history of the team, which comes after a stellar year that the "Wolfpack" concluded with 73 UCI victories and the World Tour Team Classification trophy in their cabinet.
"The first camp is our biggest that we do, because it is the only time that we get all of the riders and all of the staff together, as in January some riders will be going to Australia. It is nice to have everyone training together and get to know everyone", explained Koen Pelgrim, the team's trainer. "We will test all the riders physically as well doing some other work, so we know who is on track for the coming season, who is ahead and who has some work to do. It is always good to know where we are at ahead of a new year."
Koen Pelgrim continued: "Then we will do two blocks of three days of training, with an easy day in between. We will then divide the guys into three groups depending on their program and where their fitness is at. They'll do specific sprint train work, some TT and TTT work, while other riders will do long endurance rides of low intensity. We will also hit the track in Valencia, where we have Specialized helping us to refine some of the riders' positions on their TT bikes."
Our team will start next season in Australia, at the Down Under Classic (January 13), the now traditional criterium scheduled just two days before the first World Tour appointment of 2019, Tour Down Under.
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