Training camps and team building | Episode 31

Nov 22, 2017, 09:47 PM

November 22 | Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up in central London after their sell-out West End show at the Arts Theatre to discuss the latest training camp and team building trends.

The Australian Orica-Scott team plan to break with established training camp tradition by moving hotels each night, making it more like a stage race, rather than spending time at one base. While it might break with the routine and give the riders a change of scenery every day, will it be the most effective way to prepare for the season.

We also discuss the two big controversies of recent weeks – the decision by UK Anti-Doping to close its investigation into what was contained in the jiffy bag delivered to Team Sky at the end of the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné, and Phil Gaimon's allegation that Fabian Cancellara used a motor in his bike.

There's also a sneak preview of our forthcoming episode for Friends of the Podcast focusing on Team Sunweb, and highlights from Ciro Scognamiglio's appearance with Richard and Lionel at the Rapha Cafe in London's Spitalfields last week.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.