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Time Megève Weekend Coaching Camp 30May – 2 June 2019




Dates: 30 May – 2 Jun 2019

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Is this coaching camp for you?

YES:   if you want to learn to cycle faster in sportives and GranFondos.

YES:   if you want to make friends and have fun with other like-minded people.

YES:   if you enjoy the intimacy of small groups and small, unique hotels.

NO:   if you are essentially a leisure rider with no particular interest in riding faster.

NO  if you prefer large groups and big hotels.

Coaching camp highlights

On the bike

  • The Time Megève route is a challenging ride on Alpine roads. During the camp you have multiple opportunities to practice climbing and descending on the exact route.
  • The pace on Friday and Saturday is at an easy endurance level, so you maintain as much freshness as possible for Sunday.
  • Different groups will form so that you ride with people at your own level. You can always ride harder if you wish, and the coaches will help you define your own objectives and daily pace.
  • The coach to rider ratio is 1:5 or better, ensuring that you will have plenty of one-on-one coaching, including during the sportive itself.
  • There is a strong focus on technique with plentiful use of video for analysis and feedback.

Off the bike

  • Recovery is the first priority, with a great post-ride buffet lunch back at the hotel followed by optional stretching sessions, massage and/or use of electro-stimulation.
  • Daily debrief with a coach looking at your ride file and power data.
  • Evening sessions on:
  • Maximising power while climbing
  • Descending fast and safely
  • Using power meter data to improve your performance
  • Training for your target event
  • Eating and drinking for performance
  • Competing at the GranFondo (and other mountain sportives)
  • Time to relax in wonderful, authentic surroundings. Enjoy a coffee and pastry in one of the local cafés.

Here is the programme for the weekend, including the coaching focus for each day, the major climbs and the distance/elevation you can expect to ride.

Date Coaching Focus Climbs Distance & Elevation
Thu May 30 Arrival day - -
Fri May 31 Climbing & Descending Time Megève Route Recce, Part 1 98km / 2,300m+
Sat Jun 1 Pacing & Nutrition Time Megève Route Recce, Part 2 52km / 1,080m+
Sun Jun 2 Competing in a sportive Time Megève Mont Blanc sportive Short: 86km / 2,100m Med: 100km / 2,650m Long: 135km / 3,880m

Thursday 30 May

You will be picked up at Geneva airport at 4pm and taken to the hotel Au Coin du Feu in Megève.
There will only be one transfer. Please check with us before booking your flight.
The camp begins with a welcome drink and briefing at 18:30, followed by dinner at the hotel with the coaches and other riders.

The Hotel Au Coin du Feu, Megève

The Coin du Feu is a short walk from the pedestrian centre of Megève. It is a charming “boutique” style hotel, tastefully decorated by the owners and run with discernment.

The rooms are supremely comfortable, with a profusion of wood, excellent bathrooms and a small balcony.

There is a hot-tub and sauna for post-ride relaxation as well as a spa for massages.

The restaurant serves only the finest ingredients, sourced locally. The chef is used to cooking for groups of cyclists and provides perfect meals for us.

The hotel is rated “Excellent” (4.5) on TripAdvisor and 92% on Booking.com in over 600 reviews. We have stayed here many times and fully agree!

30 May – 2 June 2019

Package price (twin-share): €1,190

Single supplement: €105

What’s included

  • Airport transfers (to and from Geneva, at a fixed time only)
  • Accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Entry to the sportive, reconnaissance of the sportive route
  • On-the-bike coaching
  • On-the-road support vehicle with free energy drinks and snacks
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Coach’s Corner evening sessions on cycling performance
  • Photographs taken during the week (digital copies)

Not included

  • Travel to/from Geneva
  • Bicycle hire
  • Minibar or drinks at the hotel bar
  • Coffee or snacks during café stops