La Fuga and ORICA-GreenEDGE
La Fuga and ORICA-GreenEDGE
By Simon Whiten
La Fuga and ORICA-GreenEDGE – La Fuga partners with ORICA-GreenEDGE
La Fuga, who have made a name for themselves by offering luxury cycling holidays to enthusiast cyclists, have established a unique partnership with Australian professional cycling team ORICA-GreenEDGE that gives you the opportunity to become part of the pro team!
La Fuga’s guests may just have the cycling experience of a lifetime by being afforded unrivaled insight and access to the world of a professional cycling team whilst they are competing in the biggest races on the World Tour calendar.
The partnership will provide cyclists with unparalleled immersion within the ORICA-GreenEDGE team with behind the scenes, first-hand experience of life of a professional cyclist, from discovering how the team prepares for races, listening in on the race-talks from the Sport Director, seeing how the mechanics set-up the rider’s bikes, finding out how the soigneurs fuel the riders to keep them going ahead of the big races, and so on.
This rare access includes guided tours of the ORICA-GreenEDGE service course and team bus, as well as the chance to talk to the riders over dinner to hear their thoughts and ambitions ahead of key races. There’s also race hospitality, providing guests with the best vantage points at race finishes to see and cheer the team home.
Ian Holt, Director of La Fuga said, ‘We are hugely privileged to be working alongside ORICA-GreenEDGE. The team has made a huge impact on the professional cycling scene in just a short period and we are excited to offer an experience one could only dream of – sleeping and eating alongside the riders.’
Whilst Emma Weir, Marketing Manager at ORICA-GreenEDGE stated, ‘We are excited to be partnering with La Fuga, an already well-established player in the cycling travel industry, to give ORICA-GreenEDGE fans a true flavour of what the pro cycling world is all about. With the team growing in gravitas we have high hopes for the 2014 season and to share that with guests by taking them behind the scenes and bring the team to life.’
La Fuga will be running several ORICA-GreenEDGE tours throughout 2014 tying in with the professional cycling calendar with the inaugural event being Milan-San Remo on 21-24 March 2014, so if you are keen you had better be quick.
La Fuga, the leading cycling tour company for truly memorable European cycling escapes, was established by ex-elite racers in 2008. They loved cycling in beautiful places and enjoyed sharing that passion with their guests, aiming to ride the greatest hand picked routes with professional level support and great accommodation. La Fuga has everything covered allowing guests to simply enjoy the ride. Watch the video to get a flavour of what they are about…
Further information on the tours can be found on the La Fuga website.