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 Sánchez, Igor Antón 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 Hernández and Igor Antón, on the velodrome in San Sebastián.
Now some members of the squad will return to San Sebastián. On Thursday, Mikel Astarloza and Gorka Verdugo will undergo some testing at the famous Velódromo de Anoeta. On Friday, Amets Txurruka and Rubén Pérez will follow their example, working to improve their aerodynamics.
Together with Juan García López, the biomechanics expert for the team, and Igor González de Galdeano, the technical expert, the four riders will undergo different aerodynamic tests.
García López is professor of the Physical and Sporting Education at the University of León, and together with González 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.