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Laying the foundation in Portugal

Laying the foundation in Portugal
Our newly-minted Women’s WorldTour squad began the new year with a packed training camp in southern Portugal. After a few days of trading pulls with the men’s team, the women branched out into a series of climbing tests, team drills, and long rides to prepare for the upcoming season.

Photographer Tristan Cardew was on the ground in Portugal and provided unique access to the first Human Powered Health™ meetup.

Sports director Joanne Kiesanowski briefs the team.
The chance to bond on the roads of Portugal.
Kaia Schmid and Makayla MacPherson are both home-grown talents who have been riding with each other since they were 11.
Marit Raaijmakers puts the hammer down.
With Lily Williams and Schmid, American cycling is in good hands.
Eri Yonamine’s smile shines through.

Mieke Kröger chats to sports director Andrew Bajadali.
Barbara Malcotti brings Women’s WorldTour experience to the roster.
Sunny days to get the year started, just what the doctors ordered.

A nutritious meal post-ride is the key to a good recovery.

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