Swiss team in training.
Monday 23 March 2009
by Ben Swales

JPEG - 175.1 kb The Swiss national team took ten of their riders - Roger Keller, Stefan Moor, Loris Braun, Jérôme Chapuis, Cyril Jeker, Fabrice Demierre, David Bonzon, Brian Allaman, Marco Riederer and Patrick Ott - on a 4 day training camp to the Centre Sportif National de Tenero.

The team organises one of these training camps in the beatiful surroundings of Ticino every year. They arrived in Bellinzone on Sunday morning to ride in the city and around the magnificient Bellinzone castles (see the impressive HD video Pascal Benaglia in action). The following two days were spent in the trials rider’s heaven that is the Val Versasca, with it’s bed of rocks of all shapes and sizes, and they finished the trip on the final day in Biasca.

The daily timetable started at around 7.30am with a short jog, followed by breakfast. At about 9.00am they set off for a day of training, which went on until the early evening. It was a busy schedule, accompanied by beautiful Spring weather, and the riders were joined by Thierry Braun, the team mechanic, photographer Jannick Depallens, and Jean-Pascal Depallens (Team Ropraz).

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See the whole collection of photos from the camp in Jean-Pacal Depallens’ Picasa Gallery!

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