BORA-hansgrohe prepares for the season recommencement in Ötztal
From mid-June, BORA - hansgrohe will be preparing for the return of the season with its first training camp. In order to ensure that the camp remains as safe as possible, a team-specific Corona Protocol has been specially devised, with the riders also being divided into groups. Ötztal offers perfect conditions for this, as accommodation is offered both in the valley as well as above 2000m altitude.
"First and foremost, we are all very happy that things are finally commencing again. This camp serves as a type of prelude to the return to everyday life for all of us. We have two months to prepare for our first races, so the training camp is ideal and everyone is very motivated. Our partnership with Ötztal is really paying dividends, because they did everything they could to make this camp possible. We have perfect conditions, both at altitude and in the valley. Therefore we can offer tailored programs for our athletes, so that they’ll all be able to return to top form in August." - Ralph Denk, Team Manager
"For the team, it is, and has always been, our aim, even before the Corona crisis, to offer a responsible and sustainable approach to healthcare for our riders and staff. The Corona pandemic has presented us with new challenges, but it does not lead us to question these values. Instead, we are expanding upon them with new concepts that we have introduced to adapt to our new circumstances. The basis of these concepts lies in infection prevention through hygiene and behavioural regulations, well thought-out control over work processes and contacts, and clearly regulated medical measures such as targeted Covid-19 testing." - Jan- Niklas Droste, Team Doctor
"We are very pleased that Team BORA - hansgrohe will soon commence training in Ötztal and prepare in this location for the race-intensive late summer. The team will be surrounded by the cycling attractions which sit right on our doorstep: the Timmelsjoch, which at 2,509 meters, is Austria's highest road border crossing, the Rettenbachferner with its average gradient of 10.5% and a length of 13.5 kilometers, and the Ötztal Glacier Road, which climbs to 2,830 meters, and even surpasses the famous Cime de la Bonette in France. We are looking forward to gaining insights into the daily training routine of professional riders and are glad that, despite the intense preparations which they will be undertaking, there will still be time to pay a visit to Bike Republic Sölden, the James Bond World 007 Elements, and other attractions. We look forward to welcoming the entire team with our spectacular mountain scenery, hospitality and hopefully good weather." - Oliver Schwarz, CEO Ötztal Tourism