From 83m of altitude during the day to 4,500m at night: Pros check into simulated altitude training hotel room

After a planned altitude camp in Rwanda had to be cancelled, an aternative was found

Victor Campenaerts
(Image credit: Getty)

With the coronavirus pandemic rumbling on into a third year of misery, the usual habits of professional cycling also continues to be disrupted, with early season races cancelled once more and riders' off-season plans complicated again by travel restrictions and the risk of infection.

For Lotto-Soudal's Hour Record holder Victor Campenaerts, Paris-Roubaix runner-up Florian Vermeersch and exciting upstart Brent Van Moer, an altitude camp in Rwanda had been scheduled.

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