Think professional cycling training camps and you’ll likely envision riders relentlessly slogging up and down the same hills, high speed chaingangs and a diet so strict that the hotel vending machines are removed.
But Dutch Pro Continental team Roompot Oranje Peloton have released a humorous video with their riders showing a slightly different type of training camp.
Firstly, let me just say, the video is completely in Dutch and I don’t speak Dutch, so I have no idea what any of the people are saying. But it looks like they are interviewing a directeur sportif, who’s probably giving a spiel about how his riders are well disciplined in camp.
As soon as the DS’s back is turned, though, the riders are off up to all sorts of shenanigans – heading to the swimming pool rather than follow the team car on a ride, filling up bidons with beer from the bar and gobbling down beef burgers rather than the rabbit food on offer from the riders’ menu.
Needless to say, the Roompot boys will likely be taking their training a little more seriously than this in reality, with the new season fast approaching.