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Duration: Jun 08 2015 - Jun 14 2015
Location: Locarno, Switzerland
Price: 2490 €
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  • This is a triathlon dedicated tour with specific workouts in the best european triathlon center, on the Maggiore lake. The National Youth Sports Centre Tenero (CST) is the arm of the Swiss Federal Office of Sport (UFSPO) that promotes sport for young people.  CST provides excellent facilities for the practice of many sporting disciplines and for running sports camps and training courses involving a very wide range of users, from young school pupils to top-level athletes. CST hosts many sports events of various kinds.

    Our team of specialists will follow you day by day to improve your performance on biking, running and swimming. In particular Andrea Zamboni will teach you the secret of a good triathlon performance. Andrea won the Hawaii Iron Man (40-44 years old category) in 2011 with the amazing time of 8hr53’26”.So who can best answer your requests then Andrea?

    Igor Nastic, triathlete and personal trainer, will join us too. With his great experience in training for great events he will give you many technical and specific suggestions to improve your performance.

    Each day will also include challenging cycling or running sessions including lots of volume and an appropriate mix of intensity.  Athletes will perform a powered based Field Test on the bike to obtain training ranges.  We will be working on run and swim technique throughout the camp, as well as providing daily lectures on a host of triathlon related topics.

    Did we mention that the camp take place in the incredible cornice of the Maggiore Lake? So what are you waiting for…reserve your place now!

    Tour By Day

    Day 1: 8th of June, Monday

    We recommend you arrive by 2pm at our hotel in Locarno. Included in the package we offer the pickup at the  airport of Milan Malpensa (MXP).

    After dropping of your bike and a brief check-in process, you’ll join the BBT coaching staff and fellow riders for a preview of the week ahead and a dinner.

    Day 2: 9th of June, Tuesday

    Day one starts as a shakedown in the pool with your coaches.  Warm up and morning laps are executed under the watchful eye of the coaches, adjusting and perfecting technique to enhance efficiency in the water.We’ll sort out paces, prescribe drills, do a bit of dry land exercises and move to a main set in an educational and learning environment only BBT can provide.After our morning laps, we’ll take a quick break for a snack before getting on the bikes.

    We’ll roll easy through our beautiful Maggiore Lake. There you’ll receive instruction on how to perform the test and will launch to threshold and beyond to establish ranges we’ll use for the rest of camp.  When the testing is complete we’ll continue our ride back to the Hotel for lunch.After lunch you’ll sit down with your coaches and review the mornings performance.  We’ll recall the data from your Field Test and prep ranges for the week ahead. Performing in the correct power ranges is a critical art to master in triathlons.  The coaches will help you dial in ranges to leave you running successfully off the bike. For our afternoon session, we head to the track for some stretching and education on run gait before doing a warm up run and out to the roads for a session.

    Day 3: 10th of June, Wednesday

    This morning you’re put through the paces by the coaches for a real track workout.  Track workouts increase speed and we’ll adjust running form and stride thoughts as we go. In the afternoon we’ll have a bike session in the Valle Maggia, a very nice place. The trail between Cerentino and Bosco Gurin offers a unique experience with its lively river, sparse habitations and expansive woodland.

    Day 4: 11th of June, Thursday

    In the morning we will talk about Nutrition.  How to properly fuel the triathlete for short intense efforts and long duration events.Today we put it all together with one big long effort. We’ll start in the pool for a steady effort, transition to the bike then to the run.  Coaches and support along the way to help you move from discipline to discipline.

    Day 5: 12th of June, Friday

    Swim: Endurance today.  We’ll work on pacing off the clock and managing rest between efforts for maximum efficiency.

    After swim, it’s a snack and into bike gear.

    We’ll head out on local roads and execute bike intervals.  Intervals are a keystone to gaining speed and strength, so we need to learn how to do them properly from the get go.

    Endurance run through the Ticino Marathon route.  We’ll incorporate some climbs and mid run interval work.

    Day 6: 13h of June, Saturday

    We will continue our training session and nutrition teachings.

    Day 7: 14th of June, Sunday

    It’s the last day

    Race simulation!  We’ll have a course set for you and send you off to practice the things you learned along your way this week. Think of this as a Race Simulation type of effort.

    The afternoon concludes with packing, good-byes and transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport.

  • Costa Dorada Spain Hotel
    ESPLANADE RESORT & SPA, LOCARNO
    • Activities

      The main activities are listed below:

      • Daily training sessions with BBT Coaches
      • Training Presentations from BBT Coaches and outside professionals
      • All luggage and bike transport
      • All tranfers from/to Airport of MILAN and BOLOGNE
      • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
      • Massage after training from our pro masseuses
    • Lodging

      6 nights at the ESPLANADE RESORT & SPA, LOCARNO

    • Dining

      All breakfasts, lunches and dinners

    • Support

      daily route support from our coaches and staff

    • What’s not included

      • Airfare
      • Lodging before and after the trip
      • Personal items purchased during the trip
      • Optional activities not scheduled by BestBikeTour
      • Gratuities for your BestBikeTour Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.