Tinkoff-Saxo’s work at their training camp on Gran Canaria was not limited to riding their bikes or fine-tuning the details of their 2015 programme – the squad also assembled twice a day for core strengthening work-outs.
For an hour each morning and 30 minutes each evening before dinner, Alberto Contador, Peter Sagan and company engaged in sessions of stretching and core exercises to complement the work they were carrying out on the bike.
Such work-outs have become increasingly in vogue in cycling in recent years, with riders ever more aware of the impact core strength (or the lack thereof) can have on pedalling mechanics.
In this gallery, Tinkoff-Saxo stalwarts such as Contador, Rafal Majka and Michael Rogers join new signings Sagan, Ivan Basso and Robert Kiserlovski in a session supervised by Bobby Julich, who has joined the squad’s management after a spell at BMC.
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