Is it just us or are initial team camps taking place earlier in the off-season? This week, Cannondale-Garmin’s Argyle-clad riders have been larking about in Aspen, Colorado.
This team certainly picks some great spots for their initial get-togethers – if you remember, last year’s team camp was in the British Virgin Isles.
As well as covering the more typical aspects of a team camp of bike and kit fittings and promotional photos, the boys got to know one another.
— Cannondale Pro (@cannondalePro) 24 Octobre 2015
The riders all tried their hands at a spot of cooking when they weren’t out mountain biking and hiking (the latter turned into sledging as snow started to fall).
And of course, they were tweeting up a storm the whole week.
The US riders also took it upon themselves to teach the Italians in the finer points of American football.
— Moreno Moser (@MorenoMoser) 22 Octobre 2015
One note of concern: it may have been all too much for new boy Rigoberto Uran as he seemed to have gotten lost.
Creo que hemos perdido @UranRigoberto en Aspen. Si le vean llama me!
— Jonathan Vaughters (@Vaughters) 24 Octobre 2015
Well, JV, have you tried looking for Rigo, on his own, in the lounge at the nearest airport?
We have to conclude it looked a blast and will no doubt have helped with that all-important team spirit.
For more behind-the-scenes photos, go to Cannondale’s website for these photo galleries.
Header image: Little Nell Hotel, Aspen