The Rapha-Condor-Recycling squad will be well prepared for the Girvan at Easter. Manager John Herety has gathered the riders in Scotland for a 10-day training camp including a recce of the roads covered during the three-day race on the west coast of the country.

?We came up here last year,? said Herety, ?and it worked out well. We check out the routes, which is very useful for the younger riders who haven?t ridden the race before. They can see where to make efforts and where to conserve energy. The roads are very sticky round there and the surface can be pretty rough. They won?t be riding their best wheels ? heavy-duty tyres for everyone!?

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