Last pre-season preparing is not too far off for the Bahrain-Merida team on the Daurada coast.
A squad of riders and staff, including Rohan Dennis and Domenico Pozzovivo, are in Australia at the Tour Down Under, with just Gregor Bole and Welsh neo-expert Stevie Williams missing from the Cambrils camp because of damage. Williams has minor knee damage that has hindered his full introduction with Bahrain-Merida, however the group anticipates that him should before long be making a course for recuperation.
Bahrain-Merida landed in Cambrils on January 10 and will head home on January 22. They are sharing the tremendous Cambrils Park Sport Village with ladies’ under-17 soccer crews from England, France and Germany, utilizing the exercise center for early morning extending and center work and the neighborhood streets for their preparation. Previous rider Joaquim ‘Purito’ Rodriguez was available to demonstrate the riders the best courses.
Vincenzo Nibali joined up with his colleagues on Tuesday to venture up his preparation for the 2019 season. He affirmed that he will focus on the Giro d’Italia and after that proceed to ride the Tour de France, thus has postponed his season debut until the UAE Tour in late February. He will do another preparation camp at elevation toward the beginning of February and in March he will ride Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo.
After a first preparing camp in Croatia in December, Cambrils is another opportunity for group and staff to cooperate and get ready for the season ahead. The new head of Performance David Bailey joined Paolo Slongo and Paolo Artuso to check the preparation and physiological information.
Slongo clarified that the riders will complete three-day preparing squares, isolated by a rest day, with the riders partitioned into two distinct gatherings relying upon their dimension of wellness and early-season objectives and race programs. Tuesday was committed to individual and group time preliminary preparing; Wednesday included increasingly explicit exercises, while riders face as long as five hours in the seat on Thursday.
Bahrain-Merida has contracted Team Sky repairman Filip Tisma as its new head wrenchman, and he and alternate mechanics were close by as riders kept on preparing on their new circle brake bicycles. All the Bahrain-Merida group will utilize circle brakes in 2019, with key riders ready to change to caliper brakes for critical races and mountain stages.
The group gourmet experts were additionally present in Cambrils to get ready explicit dinners for the riders and furthermore refine their formulas for the coming season.