The interest in our professional team, Multivan Merida Biking Team, caused all of 43 journalists and photographers from 13 different countries to come to Majorca last weekend. We've had action-packed days filled with press conferences, interviews, and a lot of photographs! As always, it was great being able to show off my bike's radical new frame for 2007.
As a matter of fact, I'm spending the great "day of love," Valentine's Day, in bed. I'm sick, as I always am at this time of year. For the past three years, I've caught a cold during the press camp in February, always here on Majorca. My consolation is that Kenneth is also lying in bed with the same symptoms as me. However, three slow-paced days are no catastrophe for us, so I'm trying to see the positive sides of the situation. At least it affords me the opportunity to finish off loads of office-work on my dearly beloved PC.
There are a whole lot of magazines within mountain biking. We've been visited by 30 different bike magazines from various European countries this weekend. Along with the rest of the team and some of the team's sponsors, there's been a gang of 80 people. All of them have been staying at the new hotel of Phillip's Bike Team, Iberostar Suites Hotel Jardin del Sol, situated in the town of Costa de la Calma. The hotel is right down by the shore, only a few minutes' drive from Magalluf, where we've usually stayed on previous trips to Majorca.
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