Every year since our inception we have been travelling to Loutraki in January and February to prepare for the season, and this year has been no exception. The superb weather together with the great routes makes it the perfect location for gathering all the team together and tune rider’s condition ahead of the first races of the season. 

This year our riders had the chance to wrap up the camp with some racing action during the two-day Loutraki Challenge. Ide Schelling showed his form and seized the overall win thanks to his victory in the opening uphill time trial and his second place in the road race behind Daan Hoole, who finished second in the overall classification. The current U23 TT Dutch National champion, Julius van den Berg, rounded up the podium after placing fourth in the opening stage and third in the hilly road race. 

Vasilis Anastopoulos, Performance Manager, highlights the importance that training camps have and feels satisfied with the work done during the stay in Loutraki.”The two training camps that we do every year in Loutraki will have a vital importance later in the season as the riders build up a solid base that will help them to perform better in the first part of the season. All in all we can look back to a very positive training camp where we were able to create different scenarios like long endurance rides, sprint training and racing which helped a lot in our preparation”.  

Sport director Michel Cornelisse, believes that the team is headed in the right way after all the work during the training cap. “It was a great camp. I saw a really good attitude on the riders, always willing to listen and learn in order to improve. Also, the environment in the team it is excellent and the relationship between the riders is fantastic. I am really looking forward to get the season underway, and let all the hard work pay off”.