USAC development team goes to camp

USA Cycling's National Development Team will hold a training camp in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 16-20. The 18 riders, all 25 and under, will take part in several testing and instructional activities, anti-doping seminars, baseline medical evaluations, sponsor presentations and training rides.

The cyclists will undergo fitness and power testing procedures as apart of scientific and medical testing to be carried out at The Othorpedic Specialty Hospital. In addition to gathering baseline medical information on the athletes, tests will be conducted to measure the riders' anaerobic capacity and lactate levels.

"This training camp will provide our athletes with a phenomenal opportunity to work with a world-class staff in a facility that is second-to-none," said Jim Miller, USA Cycling director of endurance programs. "The activities scheduled at TOSH will provide us with valuable information on each athlete - a key component to developing young riders."

The riders, who collectively make up the VMG Racing squad, will commence their season at the Tour of the Bahamas on February 3-4.

Riders attending the training camp are:

John Devine, Brent Bookwalter, Chris Stockburger, Tejay Van Garderen, Zack Grabowski, Daniel Holloway, Sheldon Deeny, Chad Beyer, Alex Boyd, Spencer Beamer, Caleb Fairly, Eric Riggs, Scott Stewart, Ben Bradshaw, Peter Salon, Walker Savidge, Bjorn Selander and Kevin Soller.

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