SPANISH TEAM TRAINING CAMP
The Spanish Trials team were required in La Nucia (Alicante, Spain) by Manuel Mateo, the national trials and BMX team manager, for a training camp. It’s part of the “Plan de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo” (High Performance Program) from November 19th to 22nd.
Its the first time that trials enter this program so all the athletes are very happy, also, due to the pandemic they haven’t seen each other since last years World Championship in China.
THE TRAINING CAMP
During the training camp they did a lot of strength, balance and jump tests, with and without the bike, to collect enough data to be able to know which flaws have any of the athletes and what they can do to improve. Being part of this program means they will do 2-3 training camps a year, so they will be able to know how they are in different times of the season.
They also had a session with the physiotherapist to see if there are any major problems and a psychologist to know them better and prepare the next sessions. For these athletes mental training is as much as important as physical because there is a lot of pressure and they need huge focus in competitions.
They also had some time to train in La Nucía BikePark. This city has focused on sports and their main goal is to be the first sports destination worldwide. They have invested a lot in very different sports facilities for different sports.
The balance of the training camp is great. All the athletes are happy to be part of this program and happy to see how they evolve during the season. You can check a small recap video of both BMX and Trials training camp by the Spanish Federation (RFEC).
Click down here to watch a small recap of the training camp.
The Spanish team formed by: Pol Tarrés, Toni Guillén, Eloi Palau, Martí Vayreda, Benito Ros, Ion Areitio, Julen Saez, Irene Caminos, Vera Barón, Dani Barón, Alejandro Montalvo, Antonio Fraile and Borja Conejos missed Sergi Llongueras, Alba Hidalgo which weren't able to make it to the training camp.