VN podcast: Rally riders prep for 2018… no bikes needed

Rally Cycling riders hike, ski, play basketball, and bond with teammates new and old at winter training camp in Colorado.

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Rally Cycling’s pro riders put their bikes away for this off-season team camp. Instead, they hiked, skied, played basketball, and bonded with teammates new and old. The team-building may prove to be an essential ingredient if they hope to succeed in 2018 because the team is moving up to the Pro Continental level of racing. This should mean harder races, more European racing, and higher expectations. Editor in chief Fred Dreier caught up with Rally staff and riders in Winter Park, Colorado to learn more about the American squad’s plans.

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The women’s team got in a cross-country ski session. Photo courtesy Rally Cycling.