Altitude training for the Giro
19 April 2013


Movistar Team prepares for the 'Corsa Rosa' at the High Performance Center in Sierra Nevada, tests aerodynamic improvements at Granada's windtunnel

While Alejandro Valverde and his seven teammates continue with the Ardennes trio, the Liège-Bastogne-Liège as the final round this Sunday, another block from the Movistar Team trains in Granada before the Giro d’Italia, just three weeks away. Juanjo Cobo, Beñat Intxausti, Fran Ventoso and José Herrada –the main group from the Blues heading into the ‘Corsa Rosa’-, as well as Jesús Herrada and Enrique Sanz, have gathered at the High Performance Center in Sierra Nevada. The riders from the telephone squad are profiting from the magnificent facilites at 2,320 meters above sea level, perfect to create physiological adaptations and complement the altitude training sessions on Andalusian soil before their upcoming competitions.

Eusebio Unzué’s squad is also paying several visits to the CEAMA’s (Andalusian Environment Center) windtunnel in the University of Granada, where the group of riders -joined by Andrey Amador and Jonathan Castroviejo in previous days- is being tested on several aerodynamic and biomechanic adjustments. Also, several models and materials from Catlike, including both road and time trial helmets, are been finetuned to take seconds on the clock, sometimes so decisive in pro racing.