Successful Partner and Performance Camp in Mallorca
The Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team is currently undergoing a partner and performance camp in Mallorca. The meeting is an opportunity for new signings to get acquainted with colleagues and make adjustments to new equipment.
The schedule has included training days, partner presentations and fulfilling media requirements. The team would like to thank various stakeholders and interested publications for flying in from afar to spend time with us.
Team manager, Thomas Campana said, “We’ve been in Mallorca for one week and things are looking good. All the riders came out of winter training in great shape. They’re better than last year. We’re in our fourth year now and the organisation and logistics within the team have been very smooth. The experience we’ve gained in the last years is paying off now and I think the team is ready for the Spring campaign.”
Partner presentations have included insight into research and design of products plus revealing new equipment the team will be testing in the coming months.
“It’s very exciting for us. We’ve chosen a nice location and it’s an honour for us as a small team for them to travel and visit us. We’ve seen new developments and projects. We’ve got some exciting information from products that will be coming to the team over the next months so it’s all good,” Campana continued.
2017 was the most successful season for both team leaders, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Lotta Lepistö. Lepistö says she’s going into 2018 with the same proven mentality as before. “I want to enjoy what I’m doing. I want to work hard and enjoy it and the results will come. This is the mentality we’ve adopted in the past and it has worked well for us. It’s been fun and that’s the most important. We fit really well together. The new girls are doing an amazing job so far. We have a good group for the season.”
Moolman-Pasio commented: “This has been a great team building event in bringing the girls together. Some of us have been with the team for long and know each other well while the new riders have come into the group effortlessly. Everything has been really smooth and it’s amazing how everyone gives 100%, from the riders to staff. I think we’re ready for the season.”
Campana says the work continues on and off the bike. “We’re a small team so before we reach success on paper, we have to be bonded. Without the bond, we won’t be the strongest but as a united group and the quality we have, we can win at the highest level of cycling. This is the next step of work we have to do with the staff, to bring the group together and have some exciting times.”
After the camp, the team will travel to Setmana Ciclista Valenciana for its first race of the season from 22 – 25 February.
Ann-Sophie Duyck (BEL)
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA)
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN)
Claire Rose (GBR)
Clara Koppenburg (GER)
Emma Norsgaard Jørgensen (DEN)
Lotta Lepistö (FIN)
Marie Vilmann (DEN)
Nicole Hanselmann (SUI)