August 10, 2010 (Rossland, BC) – Having all safely arrived in Rossland last night, we woke up this morning to beautiful sunshine and were ready to tackle day one of the Future Champions Development Camp. Up on the list to start things off was a ride for which we were joined by none other than Will Routley, Canada’s 2010 National Road Champ. With his presence undoubtedly igniting some friendly combative spirit, we completed several mock races that featured some excellent tactical thinking and Cavendish-inspired sprint action. In the afternoon Routley gave us an in-depth look at the life of a professional cyclist and the journey it takes to become one. To finish up the day Richard Wooles taught us the art of kit-washing to add to our arsenal of self-help cycling know-how.
Camp Day 1
The terrain around Rossland is an excellent choice for a development camp to help refine all aspects of racing. There are roads for all types of riding enabling some fast flat paceline sessions, punchy hills and rollers for a spicy sprint session, and a gruelling 12km climb up a mountain to finish day one off. Great organization and a great group of coaches, riders and guest professional racers – both past and current – promises an exciting week of learning and development. I am really looking forward to the upcoming week.