ProTour outfit Team CSC has announced it will head to South Africa for a 10-day visit during December. The trip will be used as a team building exercise ahead of the 2007 season and also see the outfit announce its 2007 rider lineup during its stay in Cape Town "South Africa is a perfect destination for team building and training," explained team manger Bjarne Riis. "You have world-class facilities and accommodation, fantastic roads and cycling terrain and an ideal climate. You also have a very passionate local cycling following whom we believe will be excited to have Team CSC in the country."
The team is also offering 100 cyclists the chance to interact with the team's 30 riders and 40 support staff during a three-day package ride commencing December 8. "We believe Team CSC's visit to South Africa will inspire South African cyclists of all races to achieve international success," added Team CSC's managing director of South African operations Martin Vergunst. "It is our intention is to use Team CSC's visit to boost local talent by giving our local CSC cyclists and other talented riders the opportunity to learn from the world's top team."