Pros ride through snow, mud, and rivers in unconventional winter training

Paris-Roubaix training? Yeah, something like that

(Image credit: Nico Verhoeven/Twitter)

Professional riders have long used off-road cycling as a way to stay fit and motivated in the winter, but LottoNL-Jumbo have taken things to the next level at their pre-season training camp.

For reasons that are unclear, the team seem to have ridden en masse into a Spanish river, with directeur sportif Nico Verhoeven tweeting pictures of the off road foray.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.