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Join Canyon-Eisberg on their Zwift Tour of Britain training camp

Joe Robinson
13 Aug 2018

Three-day training camp starts tonight with the chance of winning a ride in a team car at the Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain represents one of the biggest races in the calendar for British Continental team Canyon-Eisberg, so to get in shape the team will be taking part in a three-day training camp, on virtual reality app Zwift.

Lacking the big budgets of the WorldTour, Canyon-Eisberg does not have the luxury to escape to the Ballaeric Islands or Girona to prepare for big races and Zwift allows all of their riders to train together remotely from home.

The three days of preparation kicks off tomorrow with the likes of Andy Tennant and Tour de Yorkshire stage winner Harry Tanfield taking part.

By running the camp on Zwift, it also means that users of the app will be able to log in and join in as the team prepares for the week-long stage race. Starting from tomorrow, the camp will involve two group workouts over the first two days before a short group ride and a 15-minute race on the final day. 

The two initial group rides will be based upon your own personal Functional Threshold Power (FTP) meaning that despite what watts you can push, you will all be training together on screen just at your own personal levels.

The final day will then see a group ride at reasonable 2.5W/Kg for 45 minutes before an all-out 15-minute race to finish the camp. This final session, on Friday 16th August, will also give a chance for the amateurs to chat to the Canyon-Eisberg pros.

At the end of the camp, one lucky rider who has managed to complete the entire camp will then be invited to follow the Tour of Britain in one of its team cars at next month's race, a truly unique experience.

Canyon-Eisberg Zwift training camp schedule:

  • Tuesday 14th August: 19:00 - Group workout
  • Wednesday 15th August: 19:00 -Group workout
  • Thursday 16th August:  19:00 - Group ride (2.5W/kg for 45 mins), followed by a 15-minute race

Information on how to enter the training camp and what the group workouts will consist of can be found on the Zwift website here.

The OVO Tour of Britain gets started on Sunday 2nd September with a 174.8km stage from Pembury Country Park to Newport, Wales before finishing on Stage 8 in London a week later.

So far, WorldTour pros Marcel Kittel and Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin) have been confirmed to race. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) is also expected to compete.

Canyon-Eisberg will be one of four British Continental teams on the start line, with the team qualifying for the event due to success earlier in the season. 

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