How do professional riders spend the off-season?

With the WorldTour season now longer than ever, how do riders spend the valuable off time in the winter?

The peloton at Il Lombardia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The 2017 cycling season ends with China's Tour of Guangxi, the last WorldTour race and allows riders a brief break before next year. The off-season will be spent in the garden, at the Alamo or on the beach depending on whom you ask.

The WorldTour season starts in 2018 with the Tour Down Under, January 13 to 21, in Australia. With some team meetings considered, riders only have around two weeks off before their teams begin winter training camps.

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