As I peruse the cycling websites on a nearly daily basis (just like you do...admit it), I get a little jog down memory lane when I see the articles and pics of pro teams training in Spain. I never paid much attention to these articles/pics until I ended up in the Costa Blanca region of Spain a few years back. This year has been a lot of memory lane trips as the camps for the pro have recently included numerous Costa Blanca locations:
- RadioShack-Nissan in Calpe
- Vacansoleil in Benidorm
- Astana in Calpe
- BMC in Denia
- Garmin-Barracuda in Calpe
So now seeing pics of the pros in Calpe, Benidorm, Denia, etc. makes me long to get back there and ride. Almost every ride I/we did while I was there went through Calpe or Benidorm or Denia as they were only a few miles in either direction and were the main routes to get up into the mountains.
I know this winter has been rather nice to us thus far but short sleeves and shorts are sure beginning to sound nice about now. Spain anyone?