Wiggle Honda Team Training Camp 2014 Italy in pictures – pt1

By: Gus

Anna Sanchis

Up at silly o clock and above the clouds before my first cup of earl grey isn’t generally the done thing, but this is the Wiggle Honda Team after all. Because they’re worth it.

1000miles in that direction later, we pulled up at the quite magnificent Castel Brando castle hotel high in the foothills of the Dolomites that was to house our medal winners for the next week and set about the considerable task, finding some lunch at 3pm on a Sunday in the mountains of Italy.

One fact remembered at this point, it is impossible to start a diet in Italy. Pointless actually. That idea out of the window, it was time to set up and await the arrival of the team.

Lotti Becker enjoys a hotel breakfast…

Charlotte Becker

 

Anna-Bianca Schnitzmeier getting ready…

Anna-Bianca Schnitzmeier

Anna-Bianca Schnitzmeier

Anna Sanchis getting ready…

Anna Sanchis

 

Some of the team before the off…

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Bikes cleaned and prepped and ready…

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Fizik…

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Nice Boras…Wiggle Honda

One for all and all for one…

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Linda on the rollers before the off…

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Getting ready…

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Out on the road, warming up. Linda and Peta on point…

Peta Mullens and Linda Villumsen

 

Fast Boras…

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The km’s just fly by…

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Nice Fizik tape…

 

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Anna Sanchis and Giorgia Bronzini…

Giorgia Bronzini and Anna Sanchis

 

Laura on point, at the traffic lights…

 

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Mayuko gets a boost…

Mayuko Hagiwara

 

Wheel swap time…

 

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Back on the road and lined up…

 

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Mayuko drafting back…

Mayuko Hagiwara

Mayuko Hagiwara

 

 

Anna-Bianca Schnitzmeier drafting training. It takes a driver with some bottle to do 45kph with a champ behind on public roads…

Anna-Bianca Schnitzmeier

 

Break time. Just leave it outside, what’s the worst that could happen?…

 

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Back at the ranch, Dani and Jo warm down on the rollers after 3hrs on the road.

Dani King and Joanna Rowsell

As soon as they’ve returned it’s recovery time and off they disappear to rooms and massages…

Emily Collins

Dinner time for the riders meant washing time for the backstage crew…

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Keep it locked for part two…

 

Thanks for looking – Gus.