By Susan Westemeyer
The roads on Mallorca are filling up with pro cyclists. ProTour team Milram is holding a mini-camp on the island, as is Team High Road. LINK: /news.php?id=news/2007/dec07/dec03news2 A group of Germans from the soon-to-be-German-team Milram have joined forces this week to run up the kilometres on the Spanish island.
Christian Knees, Björn Schröder, Ralf Grabsch, Martin Müller, Dennis Haueisen, Sebastian Schwager and Erik Zabel have been joined by team newcomers Christian Kux and Artur Gajek on their winter training rides. "Here it is 20 degrees and the sun is shining, while at home it is cold and rainy," explained Müller, adding that there was another reason for not training at home. "Training camps are important in the pre-season preparations, because there is nothing else to do but train and recover. When you train at home, there is always something to do, so it is not so effective."
The riders will be joined on Friday by new directeur sportif Jochen Hahn. There will be another training camp in Italy before Christmas.