Bernhard Kohl got a shock when he returned to Austria from a training camp on Gran Canaria - there was a temperature difference of some 30 degrees! Now, instead of riding his bike in the sun and warm temperatures, the Gerolsteiner rider will be hitting the skis to work on his condition.
Writing on his website, bernhardkhol.at, he said that after the team presentation in January, he will return to warmer climes for training. He will open his season at the Tour of California again, and then head to Paris-Nice. "I hope to show some good results at the beginning of the season. After all, I want to qualify for the Olympics," he said.