Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will kick-start its 2015 season on European roads with a training camp on the island of Mallorca from 18 – 28 January. The Spanish island has been a favoured training ground for endurance athletes around the world with its high quality roads and near perfect weather for many years. Logistically it is also convenient that the racing season begins on the 19th of January with the 4 day Mallorca challenge.
Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will have 21 of its 23 riders at the training camp with Matt Goss and Tyler Farrar both continuing their season preparations in Australia. The Mallorca training camp will be key in preparing our riders for the teams early season goals as well in order to conduct further product testing. Some fine tuning will also be made to certain performance set ups before the riders embark on their individual race programs.
Jens Zemke – Head Sports Director
“The training camp in Mallorca is our second coming-together and it will be our final booster for the coming season. We have only 1 week till we start our triple program with the Mallorca Challenge, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race and the South African Champs.”
Dr Carol Austin – Head of Performance Support and Medical
“2015 will be a historic year for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung and we’re aiming high on a performance level. Training sessions at the camp will test and tune our athletes form to the next level. Teamwork and lead-out training will be key focus areas. Off-the-bike we will be optimizing our Cervelo S5 and P5 bike setups in consultation with Retul and our equipment partners, so that we’re 100% race ready by 29 January when our season kicks off in Mallorca.”
Adrien Niyonshuti – Rider
“The off season back in Rwanda was very good for me. I was able to spend time with my academy. Thanks to the warm weather I was also able to get some solid training done ahead of the challenging coming months. After overcoming my illness, I’m really looking forward to get together with my teammates again and to return to racing.”