Power Training Camp Report from Mallorca, Spain
International sales manager, Clayton Goldsmith, spent two weeks in the saddle alongside a few of our European friends.
Camp #1 – Next Level / SMA Midden Nederland / PowerTap with Dr. Guido Vroemen
April 19 – 26
Attendees came from Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, and the USA. Riders experienced perfect weather along with the chance to ride PowerTap. Almost all the attendees chose to ride with a PowerTap every day. Aside from incredible scenery, the highlight of the camp was the seminar by Dr. Guido Vroeman on training with power in English. Frank Jakobsen of Next Level Camp and Ironkaisa.dk presented the same lecture in Dutch. The week consisted of rides over various terrain, including this 22.5 mile doozy, and an 11k time trial.
Camp #2 – Paligap/PowerTap
April 26 – May 3
Our UK distributor, Pailgap, and PowerTap invited some key customers and coaches down to enjoy some great riding for a week. We presented the new PowerTap GS hub and everyone got a chance to have a good PowerTap experience by riding either the GS Enve 3.4 wheels, 46mm carbon wheels, or Alloy wheels paired to the Joule GPS. Campe attendees included: Blair Morgan from Paligap, the PowerTap distributor in the UK. Nick Brown from Nick Brown Coaching, Tristan Natolie from Evans Cycles, Daniel Kogan from Sigma Sport, Matt Clinton from cyclepowermeters.com, Andy Watson from Velotive, and Seamus Brennen from Global Cycles in Carlow.
This group showed their strength on the big ride of the week: a 150km including 3000m of climbing. Matt Clinton from Cyclepowermeters.com set a Strava record for the climb on Sa Calobra at 29 minutes. An impressive feat since the best climbers in the world can climb it in 22-23 minutes, so that was cool to see. We also filmed the Sa Calobra climb to create a CycleOps Virtual Training route, which will soon be available for download.
-Clayton Goldsmith, PowerTap International Sales Manager