• Quick-Step Floors in Calpe. (Sigfrid Eggers)Source: Sigfrid Eggers
Quick-Step Floors headed to Calpe on Spain’s Mediterranean coast for its first training camp ahead of the 2018 season.
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Quick-Step Floors
22 Dec 2017 - 9:40 AM 

Over 10 days, the 27 riders, which including seven new additions, took the time to bond while turning over the pedals, undergoing performance and physiological tests, taking part in photo shoots and dialled in on their bikes with bike fitting done Specialized and Retül.

“We are pleased with our first training camp, it’s been a good and important block of hard training ahead of next season," team trainer Koen Pelgrim said.

"The weather was great, and that allowed us to follow everything we had planned. The camp is a good moment to see where everybody is and fortunately we saw that everybody was more or less on schedule with no weak links in the squad.

“After such a big block of training, most of the riders need a bit of recovery. A few days with the family over Christmas is therefore not too bad."

Quick-Step Floors returns to Calpe, between 5-13 January, with the team presentation, on 9 January.

"The guys starting their season early at the Tour Down Under will have another important block of training after Christmas, while the rest will continue to prepare with a bit lower intensity before the second training camp in January," Pelgrim said.