The team did a variety of activities during the training camp. Photo: Rally Cycling
With wintery weather in Colorado there was skiing and snow shoeing. Photo: Rally Cycling
Taking the plunge into foam. Photo: Rally Cycling
Practice tumbling. Photo: Rally Cycling
Getting air on the trampolines. Photo: Rally Cycling
Canadian champion Matteo Dal-Cin and Evan Huffman look on. Photo: Rally Cycling
Ryan Anderson tries his hands at the rings. Photo: Rally Cycling
Bowling was also on the menu. Photo: Rally Cycling
A little cycling too as the team headed for a spin on fat bikes under sunny skies. Photo: Rally Cycling
Rally Cycling get out for a ride all together in Winter Park, Colorado. Photo: Rally Cycling
Carving snow. Photo: Rally Cycling
Who wouldn't stop to enjoy a view like that. Photo: Rally Cycling
The team also played some paintball. Photo: Rally Cycling
Which left soem marks like this one on Anderson's neck. Photo: Rally Cycling
The team also tried on their new kit for 2018. Photo: Rally Cycling
After the team’s most successful season to date in 2017, Rally Cycling’s UCI Pro Continental men’s team and UCI women’s squad gathered in Winter Park, Colorado in the final days of 2017 for team camp. While there was a bit of cycling involved, the camp focused on team building activities.
The squads took part in winter activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking but also took to indoor activities like bowling and tumbling at a gym. It all looked like loads of fun as the new members got a chance to hang out with their new teammates.
Amoung the new members of the team are Canadians Nigel and Gillian Ellsay. Returning to the program is Ryan Anderson after two years with Direct Energie which brings the total of 11 Canadian athletes combined on the men’s and women’s team.
The teams Canadians delivered some of the highlights from 2017 including Rob Britton’s win at the Tour of Utah, Allison Beveridge and Matteo Dal-Cin’s victories at the Canadian national championships along with stage victories in prominent North American races.
A big step for the men’s squad is the move to Pro Continental status which should see the race program get a boost. After Evan Huffman won two stages of the WorldTour Tour of California in 2017 and the overall at the Tour of Alberta long with the other successes the move up is well deserved.