Luke Borg and Jacob Schembri, two of the most promising Maltese cyclists, have once again shared the dynamics of a concentration with the U23 structure of the Contador Foundation in the framework of the preparation meeting for the Giro U23 and the second part of the season that six riders of the team directed by Rafa Díaz Justo have been doing for a week. A presence that reinforces the support of the structure to the development of new riders in the Mediterranean archipelago.
“Both Luke and Jacob are making progress in their performance, they are showing a very positive and constant progression, they are improving their data, they are achieving good results in both inline and time trials and we also have the feedback from them that they are happy”, says trainer Antonio Campos, who is in charge of supervising their improvement. The Jaén-born coach continues: “Another of the objectives of their presence in this training camp is that they could live the experience at all levels of what it means to prepare for a big objective in the middle of the campaign, not only physically, but also mentally. The training camps at the beginning of the season are very different from this type of training camp, among other things because now they do much more specific work, the loads are higher and in general the physical condition is much better than in January”.
Luke Borg: “The scenery has been a very different experience to what we experienced in Malta. The roads are very beautiful, long and non-stop. And the scenery is beautiful, even with some very rainy days. But in general the weather has been very good for training. The experience with the teammates has been very good. The team is very strong and it’s always nice to be able to ride with people who are faster than you and get to know a bit more in detail what the more routine life of a professional cyclist is like”.
Jacob Schembri: “It’s been an amazing experience to ride with such strong and talented guys on the bike. They give me a lot of things to learn so that I can continue to grow and progress. In Malta, unfortunately, the roads to train in such conditions are non-existent due to the constant traffic, so riding on such beautiful and perfect roads gives me a great advantage to train perfectly and accumulate good quality kilometres with the guys. It has been an amazing experience once again with the team and I look forward to many more in the future”.