Training Camp (Wikipedia): A training camp is a place, usually with an army-camp-type environment, where people go to learn skills, usually skills involving physical action rather than book subjects, usually for an armed force or an action sport. OK, so our training camp didn’t really have any army similarities at all, and there were [...]
Cyclismas now features an article from Team Manager Stefan Wyman. Head over there now to check it out
Team DS, Stef Wyman, has picked up the pen to start to write for Cyclismas Head over to their site to read it now
Bonjour, Our first blog …. What to write?…Lets start at the beginning…. Kerrie and I met for the first time on route to the airport, with mixed feelings of nerves and excitement. We had no idea what to expect and what would be lying ahead of us in France at the training camp. After [...]
The team training camp has moved to Limoux in the South of France for 2012. The team (including 6 riders, team mentor, Manager, 2 soigneurs, digital media expert and two guest riders from Hargroves Cycles) have been getting stuck in structured days on the bike in the glorious sunshine in the region previously used for [...]
A new blog is online now from the team DS over at Podium Cafe. Go check it out here
So it’s all over. Day 4 (Stage 5) completed and it wasn’t a bad day at the office. Another early start but there was no moaning as this meant an earlier finish meaning we get home earlier. The stage was pretty easy to read to be honest. The race was well controlled by Australia all [...]
Right race day 3 is done and dusted. To say it was a very eventful day was an understatement. It started with an escorted drive to Poland for an early start in a individual time trial. On turning into the race HQ, a Polish man took it upon himself to drive down the wrong side [...]
So the second day has come and gone. Hanka got 10th so there are smiles around the Horizon Fitness camp. It was an early start today which is good in some ways, bad in others. I was an early alarm, and after a quick shower it bike packing time. 6 race bikes and 2 spare [...]
So the race is under way. It was a pretty easy morning around the race hotel with an early afternoon race start. I guess that was to break us in slowly as we have a couple of early ones ahead of us. The weather was great and predicted showers stayed away. It was a scrap [...]
They always told me when I was a kid that the best part of Christmas was the waiting. Well that’s what stage race season has been like for me, apart from the fact that I haven’t enjoyed the waiting. To be honest, I never enjoyed waiting for Christmas either. It’s been a good year, with [...]
There’s a new blog live now over at Podium Cafe from the team DS. 5 weeks in the UK including the Johnsons Health Tech GP Series have flown by. Check it out.
Over at Podium Cafe, the latest Blog from team DS Stefan Wyman has gone live, bringing you up to date with the training camp and first racing block.
Over at Podium Cafe you can read the latest of the blogs from the team DS in which he focuses on the dilemma of selecting Riders. Go check it out
OK, sounds like doom and gloom, and perhaps it is. Sports sponsorship is dominated by 2 thin; Men & TV Coverage. When you compare that to the world of women’s cycling, there’s an obvious problem. More importantly to us is that women’s participation number seem to be outgrowing the men….but investment in women’s racing hasn’t [...]
The DS has updated the teams regular slot at the podium cafe with a catch up of what happens towards the end of the road season. Worth a read…..
Today I decided it would be a good idea to ride Alp d’Huez. I can’t quite put my finger on why I thought it would be good, but it did actually happen. Alp d’Huez is the most famous climb in cycling. Anyone involved with the sport knows something about it, and it’s always the stage [...]
This time of year, we normally hit the hills for some pre-cyclocross season training. This year we are in the French Alps for 2 weeks. We’ve done the research on the altitude, the area we’re in, and have set training that we think will have a great effect on the riders. However that doesn’t mean [...]
It’s that time of year again, when Belgium and Holland goes Criterium crazy. Following the Tour de France, there are a series of criteriums across Europe that allow cycling fans to get up close to their cycling Hero’s. Although the men’s race is larley a show, at many events there is a very competetive women’s [...]
The final day and we had all of our riders on the start. What an achievement for Penny and Britt. Britt has been out of the sport since the end of her junior year with Glandular Fever. 2 years away and on a reduced program this year, she’s managed to fight through. She was also [...]
With the TT out of the way, it was back to the rolling terrain of the Limosin region as the riders took on a tough 110km road stage. It’s about this time of a tour where the peloton starts to get a little more dangerous as tired legs start to affect riders. This was going [...]
Stage 2 was an individual Time Trial. 17km’s of mixed terrain was in front of the riders with the favorites expected to average around 40kmph. The first half of the course was flat (ish), and then you hit the hillier sections. With a strong wind making it even harder, it really was going to be [...]
This tour was going to be hard for us…..very hard. This was for many reasons. But each day was to show the potential of our riders in many different ways. With the course for day 1 clearly being set by someone with a great sense of humor, the first 40km’s were going to be very [...]
Our first day away at Tour Limousin was quite eventful. Starting out very early from Belgium in order to be able to ride in Limoges when we arrived, we thought we’d be clear on the roads without too many problems. In terms of traffic that was true, but what we didn’t bank on was the [...]