For the past 10 days the BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team Powered by Uplace have been training hard here in Lanzarote! Sands Beach Active are proud to announce their continued partnership with the BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team Powered by Uplace. Team General Manager Bob De Wolf has been here in Lanzarote alongside the athletes to finalise the renewed partnership with Sands Beach Resort director Juan Carlos Albuixech. Sands Beach Active has so far enjoyed a very successful three year partnership with the team which has gone from strength to strength. Sands Beach Active will be following the team’s progress as they compete in events around the world including at this summer’sIRONMAN Lanzarote, and the IRONMAN event in Kona, Hawaii. We love to offer as much support as possible to the athletes, who give their absolute best in every competition they enter!
At the beginning of this year the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team became the BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace, after it was announced last summer that they would be changing their name. This is to reflect the increasing importance of the team’s partnership with its sponsor Etixx Sports Nutrition. Since 2014 Etixx has been a dedicated partner of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team, offering certified and reliable nutritional products and support. By becoming a title sponsor of the BMC-Etixx team, Etixx has a clear ambition to be part of the team’s expected even greater success this year.
This year’s team line-up consists of eight members from six different nationalities: Bart Aernouts (BEL), Liz Blatchford (AUS), Will Clarke (UK), Helle Frederiksen (DEN), Sofie Goos (BEL), Romain Guillaume (FRA), David McNamee (UK) Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI). These eight athletes are some of the best triathletes in the world, and between them have won a huge number of different competitions. After the departure of two team members at the end of last season, the team has been joined by David McNamee from the UK, a former Team GB athlete who successfully made the transition to Ironman triathlon distance last year. In his first season he was able to win Ironman UK, so makes a great addition to the team!
The team enjoyed an excellent training camp at Sands Beach Resort here in Lanzarote which included gym training, swim sessions in the 25 Metre laned swimming pool, bike rides around the island, and running along the nearby trails. As Bob explained, Lanzarote is one of the best triathlon training environments in the world due to the fantastic weather. The team was especially lucky during their stay this time as there was virtually no wind and sun everyday. The team were joined by BrakeThrough Media and Korupt Vision who were here to film and photograph the athletes for the team’s promotion. Overall the stay this time was perfect for training, and promotion. The team has a clear ambition to be the best in the world, and here at Sands Beach Active we have every faith that they will achieve this, and will be offering our support every step of the way!
Here we have an amazing video about their training camp in Lanzarote on January 2016. Enjoy it!