The 2007 Team CSC roster was relieved: On Friday night, an important part of the ongoing team training trip in South Africa was over. The traditional survival camp, directed by trainer B.S. Christiansen came to an end. The Danish squad has been organising these events with a view to develop team spirit in high-pressure situations, an objective which seems to have been fulfilled.
"I'm sure the team spirit on this team scares the other teams," said Karsten Kroon. "I have seen a lot of riders from other teams look at us with huge respect and intimidation because of the team spirit that was glowing from us - well, I even did so myself before I came to the team."
Added Christiansen, "If you know yourself and your teammates this well, it gives you an opportunity to take advantage of the resources available on the team - especially when trouble arises at the worst possible time. That is when the team will be able to use the experiences and information gathered from this trip. It is like packing a backpack with extra power for the roads."
The team training will continue on in the next days, but with a different program and a possibility for the riders to enjoy some sun on the South African roads.