Power Training Camp Report from Mallorca, Spain

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.

This is the view from Next Level Camp apartments. It's beachfront on the best beach on the island (IMHO). This is how it looks every morning – not too hard to motivate for training.

Getting bikes set-up for a great week of training.

The group is heading out from Alcudia, heading towards Arta`.

Not the worst place to get a flat. The scenery is pretty spectacular everywhere on the island.

On the way up to Lluc.

A quick shot on the way back from Cap de Formentor

Gudio had the chance to try out a POC TT helmet. He looks pretty fast!

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.

Nick Brown, Blair Morgan, and Calyton Goldsmith pose for a quick shot.

Out enjoying the countryside.

On the road to Lluc.

The crew at the bottom of Sa Calobra.

Tristan Natolie is ready to roll out for another day of riding in perfect weather.

Stopped for a beer at Tolo's... and of course we had to catch the end of Liége-Bastogne-Liége.

View from the top of Sa Calobra. 9.5km at 7% average with countless switchabcks. The descent and the climb back up should be on every cyclist bucket list. You can download and ride the climb on CycleOps Virtual Training.

Everyone had the chance to give the new GS hub a go.

-Clayton Goldsmith, PowerTap International Sales Manager

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