Italian Triathlon Camp with Joe Friel + Nove Colli Option
We are delighted to be heading back to Riccione with Joe Friel for a second year. Here is your opportunity to spend a fantastic week with Coaching legend and author of the Triathlete’s Training Bible Joe Friel, in Riccione, on the beautiful Adriatic Riviera of Romagna, Italy. At the end of the week you will also have the opportunity to extend your stay and take part in the world famous Gran Fondo Nove Colli. We had a fantastic camp here in 2012 and this one promises to be event better. Check out the camp report on Triathlete Europe & photos from 2012 here.
The area surrounding Riccione is where Marco Pantani lived and trained.There is a wealth of cycling options from the flat rides in and around the charming coastal towns right up to the lofty heights of the Barbotto Pass and the climb up to the Garfagnana Milestone. You will come under the guidance of world class Coach Joe Friel and TrainingBible Coaching UK Senior Coach Will Newbery. The camp will take place from May 11th-18th 2013. This area is perfect for a triathlon training camp with both professional cycling and triathlon teams including Fasso Bortolo, Cofidis and the Italian National Triathlon Federation choosing to train there for its good climate, quiet roads and stunning and varied riding routes.
The major focus of this week will be cycling and building base endurance and skills in all three disciplines for the upcoming race season. Book by November 6th to benefit from our early booking discount.
We will be staying at a fantastic 3* hotel by the sea. With excellent facilities within a short walk or cycle we can choose from a range of outdoor and indoor 50m swimming pools. We will also be using the nearby athletics tracks for speed and technique sessions. We will have our open water swim sessions at the beautiful sandy beach adjacent to the hotel. In 2012 Riccione once again hosted the FINA World Masters Championships in swimming, diving, water polo, open water and synchronized swimming.
Who is the camp for? This camp is more suited towards stronger riders as there are a lots of hills ranging in gradient from steady 3-4% right up to 20% and above depending on where we go! Climbs range between 1km-10km and above. You would need to be comfortable riding your bike for between 3-4 hours including quite a lot of climbing as the area is wonderful for this, attracting cyclists from all over the world the wonderful cycling terrain. With mapped routes, experienced local knowledge and vehicle support on all long rides everyone will have someone to train with and enjoy the wonderful range of training available. We will have the support of local expert guides who will take you on the best roads that the region has to offer. We will split the group up into different ability groups so that those who want to ride longer and hillier can do so and those happier to ride at a more leisurely pace and enjoy the stunning scenery can. This camp is designed so that not only do you come away fitter from the weeks training and coaching but also that you leave having learned to race and train smarter from the world class coaches you will work closely with during the week.
To take advantage of our early booking discount book beofre NOV 6th 2012.
Situated in Northern Italy in the Province of Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Riccione has amazing scenic rides, fantastic sports facilities and the beach right on the doorstep.
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