The Australian Team has made final preparations for this year’s Junior World Championships, starting tomorrow with the sprint race in Fiera di Primerio (1500-1820 Italian time).
The team has been at their secret training location(Cesuna near Asiago) away from the official training camp and doing some very good training. They are sharing accommodation with the Danish Senior Team who are doing trials for their national selection for WOC.
Team Manager Hilary Wood writes: “The team have settled in and enjoying the hilly, very green terrain. Lots of pine trees in lovely mountain alpine meadows. We have seen cows with cow bells and some deer or Ibex as Lachy insists on saying they are! We are all well fed with a well-honed system in place with each group preparing and cooking meals.
“On Wednesday we travelled to Fiera de Primiero to check out the accommodation for JWOC and do some training on maps we have been told are the best for training for the middle distance and the sprint. We took a photo of the team on the top of the passo de rolle (not on the competition map) and trained on a map with a view straight across to the dolomiti mountains! Magnifico!! We all enjoyed a traditional hot chocolate afterwards in the local Dismoni restaurant which was on the map.”