Cyclingnews' guide to 2021 men's team training camps

Sam Bennett trains with his Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates
Sam Bennett trains with his Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates (Image credit: Deceuninck – Quick-Step Cycling Team)

The ongoing global pandemic not only disrupted the 2020 season but has had - and is still having - knock-on effects on 2021. Training camps, which are key building blocks for teams ahead of each new season, have had to veer from their usual pattern. 

Given the late finish to the revised season in November, coupled with the restrictions owing to a new winter wave of COVID-19, traditional pre-season camps in December were largely put on hold. With start-of-season races such as Tour Down Under and Vuelta a San Juan cancelled, the 2021 campaign has been delayed and teams are therefore mostly gathering for their camps all the way through January. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.