Thursday nights regular roller training session delivered via oovoo seen 7 riders taking part and this weeks themed session was based around Ronde van Vlaanderen to prepare riders mentally and physically for our upcoming trip to ride the sportif and watch this famous race, riders were buzzing before the session.
A madcap idea I sent to Mike for this interval session was transformed into a visual interpretation of this race by the wizards technical IT skills. Riders felt like they were in the depth of the race as we hit the famous bergs of the Koppenburg, Paterberg, Oude Kwaremont to name but a few with some excellent video footage shown on screen, intervals were based around race efforts, the race for the bottom of the climb go hard onto the climb high tempo effort getting to the top full gas ,Cancellara has attacked, over the top coast down the other side and await the next berg which came thick and fast, finally to finish the session riders visualised being away in a small group and start a final sprint interval 300 meters out sprinting against the big belgy legend that is Tom Boonen crossing the line under that famous gantry to win the Ronde
It's sessions like this that not only train the riders but also inspire them to achieve greater things but more importantly build that passion for cycling that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. I for one will still be getting goose bumps when standing at the side of the road watching my heros race by
Geoff and Mike