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The first Univega Pro Cycling Team Meeting - an arctic adventure

Snow and igloos in Switzerland 

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The first Team Univega team meeting for the new season took place between December 28th and 29th in the skiing area of Engelberg, Switzerland. The objective of the meeting was defined clearly; to integrate the new team members and to strengthen team spirit.

A meeting was held at the Mountain Hotel Trübsee-Hof, with the Univega manager Thomas Campana. The whole team was there with the exception of the 3 riders. Pascale Schnider is currently in Los Angeles, whilst Emma Rickards is in Australia and Joanne Kiesanowski, New Zealand. Nicole Cooke, the new leader, was present for this, her first time trip to Switzerland. Cooke seemed to enjoy the snow and splendour of the mountain landscape.

Having agreed the 2006 racing program, the team management announced the goals for the new season: 

To be one of the top three UCI teams at the end of 2006

To support Nicole Cooke to win the overall World Cup 2006 and win one of the three Grand Tours 

 

Setting such lofty goals, Thomas Campana was confident "If you have the current TT World Champion, Karin Thürig, the vice road World Champion, Nicole Cooke, and a number of good and experienced riders in the team, the expectations of course are very high for next year."

After the meeting the team walked up to the igloo village. There a tasty Swiss cheese fondue was served. Riders and staff spent the night with "comfortable" 2°C in the polar sleeping-bags in the sleeping igloo. All team members agreed: that they had suceeded in a great challenge whilst having lot of fun! The team is now looking forward to the next meeting - to the training camp in Melbourne, Australia. This begins in the first week of January.

 

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Team Roster 2006

Karin Thurig; World Time Trial Champion
Priska Doppmann
Sarah Grab      
Nicole Cooke
Sarah Duster
Joanne Kiesanowski
Emma Rickards
Sereina Trachsel
Pascal Schnider
Franziska Rothlin
Christiane Soeder

 

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Photos - Click on any image to enlarge

 

A GOOD PLACE TO REST!! Kopie A SWISS SHOWER KEEPS YOU FRESH Kopie BEDROOMS ARE LOOKING ICY 4 Kopie DS MANEL LACAMBRA IS CHECKING THE EMERGENCY EXIT! Kopie KARIN THÜRIG AND CHRISTIANE SOEDER ARE ENJOYING THE NIGHT AND LOTS OF SNOW Kopie
NEW ENTRY SARAH DÜSTER LIKES THE SPECIAL MIXTURE OF SWISS TEA!!!! Kopie NICOLE ARRIVED AT THE IGLOO Kopie NICOLE COOKE AND PRISKA DOPPMANN STILL HAPPY Kopie NICOLE COOKE PRISKA DOPPMANN AND SWISS ROAD CHAMP SEREINA TRACHSEL ARE READY! Kopie NICOLE SEEMS HAPPY WITH THE COLD CONDITIONS -16 Kopie
SARAH DÜSTER AND NICOLE COOKE LIKE SWISS SNOW Kopie SARAH GRAB AND PRISKA DOPPMANN ARE LEADING THE NIGHTWALK TO THE CAMP Kopie TEAMMECHANIC RIK CLAEYS IS WELL PREPARED FOR THE CHALLENGE Kopie THE FRIENDLY IGLOO KEEPER Kopie THE SWISS FONDUE MMHH Kopie
THE TEAM IS DANCING ON ICE Kopie THE TEAM IS READY FOR THE ARCTIC ADVENTURE Kopie TIME FOR BREAKFAST Kopie WHAT IS SO FUNNY HERE Kopie  

 

 

 

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