CYCLING Victoria will again partner with the Ballarat-based WestVic Academy in May to provide some of the region’s up and coming cyclists with a taste of a professional training regime.
On Sunday May 29 the organisations will be conducting a joint development day for athletes between the ages of 13 and 19, which will focus on developing skills ahead of the upcoming junior racing season.
Across the day junior athletes will take part in a a number of activities including a gym session, water recovery, a nutrition and diet class as well as a sports psychology clinic.
Students will also learn about the intricacies of hill climbs and descents as well as the art of the time trial.
Cycling Victoria riding and people manager Mark Drehlich said the camp gave young athletes a fantastic insight into the the rigors of academy training. “The kids get that real team experience,” Drehlich said.
It is the second year the two organisations have conducted the camp.
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