With the cancellation of the UCI Gran Fondo world championship series this year Sports Orthopaedic Specialist has turned its attention to the rescheduled Mallorca 312 and has got Charles hard in training.
The event is actually not too dissimilar from what he did last year attempting to break the record for climbing Mt Ventoux six times in a day so Charles is optimistic of a good placing in the largest and toughest European sportive.
Sports Orthopaedic Specialist have been kind enough to support him in this by preparing the team bike for this sort of event which involves quite a lot of long flat riding as well as about 5000 metres of climbing. They've swapped out the super light wheels that he used for Ventoux which were climbing wheels , for the amazing Roval 64 CLX rapide wheel set which is super aerodynamic for the long flat drag in the second half of the event, but also light enough and stiff enough to fly up the mountains of Mallorca.
Charles is doing his bit by pressing on with intense indoor training using Trainer Road and optimising his recovery using a device called Whoop to measure sleep training stress an recovery. Hopefully this will prove a winning formula!