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First Endurance Owner Robert Kunz explained the benefits of using the company’s endurance nutrition system. (Photo by Sean Weide BMC Racing Team Mediaservice)
First Endurance Owner Robert Kunz explained the benefits of using the company’s endurance nutrition system. (Photo by Sean Weide BMC Racing Team Mediaservice)

Training Camp Diary: Meeting First Endurance

19. January 2010

Santa Rosa

Throughout training camp, the BMC Racing Team will doing more than just riding their BMC bicycles for hours.

In between the meals, massages and meetings are opportunities to learn about the team’s sponsors. This personal interaction with company representatives provides the athletes, staff and management the chance to learn more about the products they will be using during the 2010 season. On Monday night, the first of many sponsor presentations kicked off with First Endurance, the team’s nutritional sponsor.

Innovative Racing Nutrients
First Endurance produces a variety of premium sports nutrition products that are designed to work together to help maximize endurance and performance. Throughout the season – during racing and training – riders on the BMC Racing Team will utilize the Endurance MultiV (a daily multi-nutrient vitamin), the PreRace (a flavor-free powder), EFS (advanced endurance drink mix with the highest electrolyte content available), EFS Liquid Shots (energy concentrate), Ultragen recovery drink and First Endurance energy bars. As First Endurance Owner Robert Kunz explained during a 35-minute presentation, the BMC Racing Team will be providing valuable feedback for the company to stay at the forefront of endurance performance.

A Rainy Ride
Monday’s first group training ride of the two-week camp was a wet one for the BMC Racing Team. A planned four-hour ride was nearly cut short by a torrential downpour before the team’s 18 riders even left the outskirts of Santa Rosa, California. But Assistant Director Sportif Mike Sayers said a brief sign of the sun and some additional warmth kept the original training ride plan in place. The squad was split into two groups: riders who will be racing the Tour of Qatar and those who will not. “The Qatar guys definitely have a little bit more pressure to get ready quickly, so it was good to split the group,” Sayers said. “Ultimately, everyone did what they were asked to do.”