By Monika Prell Euskaltel-Euskadi is not known as a team of top time trialists, but they are working...
By Monika Prell
Euskaltel-Euskadi is not known as a team of top time trialists, but they are working to improve their skills against the clock.
This winter, Samuel SÃ¡nchez, Igor AntÃ³n and Haimar Zubeldia travelled to San Diego, California, to work in a wind tunnel. The team also worked with different riders, including Haimar Zubeldia, Aitor HernÃ¡ndez and Igor AntÃ³n, on the velodrome in San SebastiÃ¡n.
Now some members of the squad will return to San SebastiÃ¡n. On Thursday, Mikel Astarloza and Gorka Verdugo will undergo some testing at the famous VelÃ³dromo de Anoeta. On Friday, Amets Txurruka and RubÃ©n PÃ©rez will follow their example, working to improve their aerodynamics.
Together with Juan GarcÃa LÃ³pez, the biomechanics expert for the team, and Igor GonzÃ¡lez de Galdeano, the technical expert, the four riders will undergo different aerodynamic tests.
GarcÃa LÃ³pez is professor of the Physical and Sporting Education at the University of LeÃ³n, and together with GonzÃ¡lez de Galdeano, he will organise several tests and exercises to help the four improve their position on the bike in order to gain seconds in future time trials.