'My path was unconvential': The 40 hours of Zwift leading up to John Archibald's ProTeam debut

Archibald made his debut for Alberto Contador's EOLO-Kometa outfit at the Clásica de Almería, but a perfect storm of problems meant his preparation was unorthodox, to say the least

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While John Archibald's new EOLO-Kometa team-mates were getting reacquainted on the coast near Valencia at a pre-season training camp, he was inside on Zwift replicating the training at home, knocking out 40 hours of indoor riding over 11 days to get himself ready for his debut.

"My path to Clásica de Almería was a bit unconventional if you compare it to my team-mates," Archibald said, the perfect storm of coronavirus and Brexit travel restrictions stopping him from making the trip to Spain, while the literal storm of snow, ice and rain at home in Scotland prevented him from training outside.

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