Years ago when I was doing Ironman races, Gilles and I would go to various training camps organized by our Canadian coaches.
In 2007, the annual spring training camp was in Majorca.
So what does it look like when a group of cyclists head off to a training camp? It’s a lot of luggage and careful logistics.
Majorca was a beautiful destination with breathtaking scenery, great cycling weather, and some very challenging riding.
However, in spite of the gorgeous surroundings, it wasn’t our most successful or enjoyable tour.
We had issues with the local guides who managed our riding routes, and a number of serious crashes put a dark cloud over the group.
It was the first time we had to leave someone behind when we eventually returned home. One rider was still in hospital and would be several more days waiting for a medical flight back home. Thankfully he subsequently made a full recovery.
As a result, my memories of Majorca aren’t the fondest, but I cannot deny the beauty of this lovely island.
All photos were taken by my husband, Gilles.