More than 100 km on the bike to take a look to the snow-free World Championships’ venues in Val di Fiemme and study all their features under a warm sunlight. It was indeed a nice training schedule for the Azzurri, who in these days are holding the first important training camp of the season in Val di Ledro (TN). The Italian team started early in the morning, with a group 16 strong, and with a steady pace reached Lago di Tesero around lunch hour. After taking some pictures, giving a couple of interviews and eating a plate of pasta, the athletes rested for a couple of hours and then started a «reconnaissance lap» of the track that next winter will host the World Championships.
As it is known, success must be built one brick at a time, and studying the features of the World Championships’ venues in summer is very important to carefully schedule the summer training sessions. Learn where it’s important to push hard and how much time you'll have for recovering from that effort, learn what is the best strategy and pace to challenge the steepest hills and get acquainted with the landscape even in summer... All these are small details that can make the difference in high tension and small-margin races. Besides, training in altitude is always important and Val di Fiemme offers a good training environment with its 1000 meters above sea level, without considering the good training session provided by the bike ride from Lago di Ledro to Lago di Tesero, which featured a good altitude gain with the climb towards the top of San Lugano-pass. It is also important to underline the good team spirit that these training camps and meetings provide, allowing the athletes to build stronger bonds between them and increasing their strength as a team, something that will be crucial for seizing important successes during the upcoming season.
Here are the names of the athletes involved in this summer training camp: Giorgio Di Centa, Fabio Pasini, Roland Clara, David Hofer, Valerio Checchi, Thomas Moriggl, Fulvio Scola, Federico Pellegrino, Marina Piller, Silvi Rupil, Virginia De Martin, Greta Laurent, Veronica Cavallar, Debora Agreiter, Gaia Vuerich and Elisa Brocard