Marianne Vos gets descending tips from mountain biker Oscar Saiz

Marianne Vos, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and their Rabo-Liv team hone their downhill skills in Spain

Marianne Vos

Marianne Vos’s Rabo-Liv team has been taking specialist descending classes this week as part of a pre-season training camp.

The Dutch team, including women’s road World Champion, Frenchwoman Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, hooked up with Spanish mountain biker, Oscar Saiz in the Spanish resort of Calpe.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.