Join Matteo Carrara for a coaching trip on the major French Alpine Cols and improve your climbing and descending skills on five structured riding days including the TIME Megéve Sportive on Sunday 7th June.
Matteo Carrara rode several Grand Tours and one day Classics with the top teams of the Pro peloton. He is a specialist in the mountains and his knowledge and experience is second to none. On this trip we’ll cover all aspects of riding big climbs with him and also look at nutrition and recovery so you will be fully-prepared for riding in the mountains.
FRIDAY 5th JUNE
We will collect you from Geneva airport following an early flight and drive you to our chalet. After assembling your bike we’ll head out for a late-afternoon/early-evening familiarisation ride in anticipation of four days of fantastic climbing and descending training with a rider who’s competed at the very highest level.
A full day of riding a pre-planned route taking in major Tour de France Cols of the valley close to our chalet such as Cormet de Roselend, and also Col du Pre which was part of the 2014 TIME Megéve course.
Today we will ride the TIME Megéve Sportive. After an early breakfast we’ll drive to the start line in Megéve and you’ll then tackle the challenging Alpine sportive. Choose from three distances depending on your ability level The shorter course is 80km with 2000m of climbing, the medium course is 114km with 3100m of climbing and the full course is 135km with 3500m of climbing. We’ll be on the course as support in addition to the organised feed zones. Following the event we’ll be waiting at the finish line with recovery drinks and post-ride food before driving you back to Chalet 1330 for your evening meal.
The Critérium du Dauphine Libéré begins today with a stage finishing in Albertville. We will see some of the action on our return from Megéve as we pass through Albertville on the drive back to the chalet.
Entries are now open for the TIME MEGEVE 2015 edition, so if you intend to ride it’s recommended that you enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment if it sells out. The entry form can be found here.
MONDAY 8th JUNE
Another full day in the saddle riding over to Italy via Col du Petit Saint Bernard. For those still feeling the effort from the previous day there is the option of a shorter ride, or just tackle one side of the Petit Saint Bernard climb and descend back to our meeting point and coffee stop in Bourg Saint Maurice.
Alternatively, for any guests signed up to ride the Etape du Tour or Marmotte sportives in July, or the Haute Route Alps in August, there is the option of heading to the neighbouring Maurienne valley where we can recce some of the climbs which you will ride in these events such as the Col du Télégraphe, Col du Galibier and La Toussuire.
Descending Cormet de Roselend during our 2014 training camp
TUESDAY 9th JUNE
We’ll head out for a 3-hour ride taking in two of the lesser-known climbs of the valley, one of them being Notre Dame du Pré which is one the toughest, before heading back to the chalet to pack the bikes and drive to the airport for your late afternoon/evening flight home.
You’ll be staying in fantastic fully-catered chalet accommodation hosted by 1330 Road Cycling. We are in the stunning Tarentaise valley between Les Arcs and La Plagne in the French Alps. See more images of our chalet and photos from our 2014 training camp in the photo galleries on the right.
The cost of this trip is £649 (flights not included)
What you get:
- Four nights, fully-catered accommodation at Chalet 1330
- Coaching and tuition with Matteo Carrara during 5 pre-planned riding days
- Three course cyclist-specific menu including wine with your evening meal
- Workshop and secure bike storage
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure day
- Guided, van-supported rides
- Massage service available (at additional cost)
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