January 27, 2012

Mallorca x 3

After three week long training camps in Mallorca, we’re ready to race. In the second half of January our training sessions were designed to simulate the races with hard intense efforts, motorpacing, team time trial training, sprint lead-outs, and hours of climbing. Here are some photos from the camp:  [nggallery id=48]

8 Responses to “Mallorca x 3”

  • Posted by Mark W | January 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Cool… Is this a “photo-op” training or the rainbow jersey is worn for every training ride?

  • Posted by Michael Barry | January 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Mark. The rainbow jersey is worn on every ride. Cheers, MIchael

  • Posted by Krys Hines | January 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    More pictures of sheep, please…K

  • Posted by Stu | January 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Michael, great insight into pro training in Mallorca, had a week in Puerto Pollensa a couple of years ago, did all the usual climbs, ate some fantastic cake! Winter training in the UK a little easier this year than last, what sort of structure do your training rides take? Keep up the great blogg.. Stu

  • Posted by Patrick Cureton | January 30, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    What about gloves? None of you, except Eisel in one shot, are wearing gloves. And it looks like it was slightly ‘brisk’, what with the long sleeves and tights. Even the motorcycle driver wasn’t wearing gloves. Are y’all crazy? Or just warm-hearted?

  • Posted by Michael Barry | January 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Hi Patrick, It wasn’t that cold: 10-20 ℃. But, some of the Classics guys can handle the cold well, as they’ve developed their ‘hunter’s response’. Cheers, Michael

  • Posted by Patrick Cureton | January 31, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Michael,

    OK, but…. 20º C is alright, but here in Florida, 10º is long-finger glove weather for sure. Although I can see how those tough Belgian types would be up for it, to them I’m sure it’s a balmy spring day!

  • Posted by Rick Millenaar | February 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Did you win that sprint against Cavendish?

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