EF Schooling First have printed their 2020 package, with Tejay van Garderen, US champion Alex Howes and Logan Owen modeling the intense crimson and blue package from a gravel camp in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The trio converged at the OzTrails community, a internet of just about 1,000 miles of paved, gravel and unmarried observe trails in Northwest Arkansas. The area is perfect referred to as Walmart’s headquarters, however the cycling-enthusiast Walton heirs and the Walton Circle of relatives Basis have helped flip the world into one in all the most up to date off-road scenes in the US. Fayetteville will host the UCI Cyclo-cross International Championships in 2022.
With its partnership with Rapha this season, EF Schooling First have embraced an ‘selection racing’ calendar, with Lachlan Morton and Howes competing within the Grimy Kanza and Leadville 100, and Morton racing throughout Nice Britain within the GBDuro. This week’s camp noticed EF riders absorb street, mountain, and gravel rides.
The crew’s apparatus spouse Cannondale introduced in a few of their subsidized freeride and enduro riders to behave as excursion guides, with Ella Conolly, Josh Bryceland and Max Nerukar becoming a member of the roadies for the three-day camp.
“Mountain motorcycles, bonfires, new trails, and studying a couple of tips from professional mountain bikers? That is my roughly crew camp,” Howes mentioned within the press liberate. “I packed for this factor like I used to be packing for a camp holiday. Hatchet? Test. Mountain motorbike? Test. Binoculars? Test. Humorousness? Test.”
Owen, a multi-time cyclo-cross nationwide champion, is conversant in the world and mentioned “It is cool to come back again with my teammates and experience what the world has to provide and are available along side such a lot of other riders and a in point of fact wonderful biking group. It is a cool factor to be part of, needless to say.”
Tejay van Garderen loved the departure from the standard crew camp script. “I have been going to crew camps for like 10 years. It is most often the similar factor — coaching trip, photoshoot, street motorbike, repeat. It is a new vibe for a rider like me, who is most often coaching for grand excursions. I am loving it — the paths and the sensation of driving a mountain motorbike, chasing round… it is a blast.”
The crew intends to stay dabbling in selection biking adventures along with its extensive WorldTour racing in 2020.