Starting on Thursday at Rafa Nadal's Balearic facility
Victor de la Parte, Marc Soler and local Mavi Garcia; Pablo Lastras, Manuel Mateo (coach) and Tomás Amezaga (head of mechanics) to support, counsel participants in a program which features challenging routes and plenty of formation from the squad and its partners.
The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar will be holding the first cyclosportive Movistar Team Training Camp from November 16th to 19th. This high-performance experience supported by Telefónica will see six Blue members travel to Mallorca this weekend, with riders Victor de la Parte, Marc Soler and Mavi Garcia; sports director Pablo Lastras; coach Manuel Mateo; and the Spanish outfit’s head of mechanics, Tomás Amezaga.
The idea behind this Training Camp is a new concept of sporting experience for the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre, a sports area built at the same facility which the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar offers to support those sport lovers who wish to enjoy a full package of high-quality training and wellness.
Bike riders at the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre will be able to push their limits alongside some of the world’s best specialists. The Training Camp includes three outdoor routes with the Movistar Team; talks with members of the Blues’ staff; all-inclusive accommodation; use of the Canyon bike models the Movistar Team riders enjoy during the season; a commemorative jersey created by Endura, official sponsor of the telephone squad; bike garage with 24/7 vigilance; a recovery circuit with stretching and cold-heat contrast; bike maintenance and cleaning; and a cryocompression session with Aquilo Sports.
Rafa Nadal Sports Centre has created three exclusive routes through Mallorca which will show participants of the Training Camp the most beautiful, secret places of the island on bike. The first route to Artà (medium difficulty) will be a 75.6km loop, expected to take 2h30′, with 972 meters of vertical gain and 350 meters of maximum altitude difference. The second loop around San Salvador (high exigence) is a 67.2km route over 2h30′, 963m of vertical gain and 441m of altitude difference. Finally, a third route around the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre (medium) will cover 109.7km on 3h30′, with 907m vertical gain and just 255m of altitude difference. All routes will include feed zones, a support car with spare wheels and a mechanics specialist.
Riders at this Training Camp will have free access to the Spa and Fitness Centre, as well as the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience, an international museum which shows some of Rafa Nadal’s most coveted trophies and memories from some of the most important legends in sport. It also includes several sports simulators to continue competing and having fun after sunset.