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Inside the Spanish altitude training base used by Pogacar, Van der Poel and Evenepoel

Inside the Spanish altitude training base used by Pogacar, Van der Poel and Evenepoel

Winter is here in the northern hemisphere and this close to Christmas many countries are experiencing temperatures close to zero. Most cyclists share a preoccupation with the weather, with amateurs and professionals alike checking the temperature and wind before every ride. Warm conditions and dry roads are vastly preferable to cycling in winter even if you are wearing the best cycling overshoes or one of the best winter jackets. A winter of riding in the cold and wet can quickly become trying.

This is the reason most professional cyclists will migrate south to find a warmer climate and log quality winter miles on dry roads. With most pro riders covering the same distance in a few months many of us mere mortals cover in a year, a pleasant and warm training environment is a pre-requisite for a winter training camp.

Syncrosfera fitness and health hotel

Syncrosfera is easily accessible, being around a 60 minute drive from Alicante airport  (Image credit: Future)

Warm weather and altitude training camps are nothing new for professional riders looking to build fitness, and many pro team pre-season training camps are held each year in places like Mallorca and California.

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