April 11th to June 7th, 2017 — Cost: €2399 euros
2017 will see us run our U23 and Elite development camp for 9 weeks of intense spring time racing in Belgium. This camp is open to all men 19 years racing age and older. All riders should have a high level of fitness and should be ready to compete in top level international races with distances of up to 180km and fields as large as 200 riders. The cost will include food on UCI/Interclub race nights, planned group activities, two sets of team kit, support in two to three races a week depending on schedule. We will also be leading training and skills sessions throughout the development camp. This trip is perfect if you would like to come to Belgium and gain fitness before returning home for your national championships. The planned schedule is for:
- up to 6 Interclub – UCI level races (when we are accepted, races will be added here)
- around 18 kermis races (you can always race more if you want to)
- potential for a stage race if the team is accepted
- Of course accommodation at The ChainStay is included
Our 2017 Cycling Development Camp will be even better than the previous year as we will be requesting race participation earlier than for 2016 and have already received a few entry requests. Our Elite development camp option is a cost effective way to come to Belgium and experience the racing scene while eliminating all the issues that could arise. Many riders have gone on from our camp to find place in Belgian teams for the following year or used the experience to further their racing at home.
Our goals it accelerate the development of each rider by allowing them to gain as much experience in racing as quickly as possible. Belgium is unique in that riders here are able to find themselves racing many more races that in their home country, but also eliminating many of the travel days that inhibit the development of a rider. Here you can focus on racing, recovery and learning in an environment custom developed to allow you to gain as much from your time as possible.
If you are interested in racing for less than the 9 weeks we have a few limited spots available. Priority will be given to those who wish to stay longer and we charge €360 per week for stays more than 4 weeks and €425 per week for stays less than one month for the devo camp.
Please contact us at info [at] thechainstay [dot] com if you would like any additional information or to reserve your spot for the camp!