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OLYMPIC GAMES RIO16


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Happy to home and resting from the last Olympic cycle. We came away with 5 medals and had luck been a bit more on our side, we would have had 7 or 8! This photo was taken in USA House with Gold medalist Connor Fields and Silver medalist Alise Post. Such an honor to work with the best on two wheels!!

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Less Coffee..More Often..Our guide to drinking COFFEE!


Here in Mallorca, the only Starbucks is in the airport! The old-school method of coffee drinking/relaxing is alive and well. You may find a coffee to go….but not outside Palma and don’t look for a café, coffee is served in Bars! As well,  forget about those huge lattes and cappuccinos of various complexity – here it is coffee, espresso with or without milk!!

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Café Solo – Espresso in all its singular glory!

Café Doble – Double espresso – like above, but twice as fun!

Café Cortado – Espresso with just a tiny touch of milk. Literally, café “cut” with milk. Our favorite and acceptable to drink anytime!!

Café Con Leche – Espresso with milk in equal portions. Like a latte with less milk.

Café Americano – Espresso with more water, resulting in a milder flavor.

All the above can typically be had in the less pure and more sedate version – descafeinado, though we suggest only drinking such after 3p!

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Top 15 of 2015


If you follow 3F Sports on Twitter you probably have seen the numbers 15 – 11 for 2015. To follow-up with our final top -10 of the year have a look at the picture below – All of these moments can be had during one of our exclusive camps and tours 2016:

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1 ROOM REMAINING AT CX WORLDS


We are still more than 7 weeks out from CX Worlds in Zolder, Belgium and already we have nearly sold-through our stock of exclusive rooms. On the interior ring, we have a beautiful penthouse suite left with spectacular views over the city and easy access to the course. On its own, Hasselt is a great little town with good shopping, and excellent local restaurants and bars. One of our favorites is the chef owned Zuppa Hasselt, with a rotating menu of fresh soups from around the world, Zuppa will impress. Have a look at their web-site: http://www.zuppasoupbar.be/

To reserve your room, act VERY quickly – send us an e-mail: info@3fsports.com or call us: +34 663 044 213.

For a gallery penthouse suite images: http://www.hassotel.be/en/photogallery/penthouse-with-a-view/

 

 

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RE-CAP 2015


Since our last post in News, we have created and managed countless teams and cycling events in 2015, covering 5 different disciplines of cycling in Mallorca, Canada, Belgium, Andorra, the USA and Brazil. It has been a whirl wind year full of great strides, gains and all logged as learning experiences to continue to refine, improve and strive towards and beyond excellence.

In Mallorca, we hosted countless weeks of trips with Live-it Cycling, Train Right Systems, Mallorca 312 and other private guests. It is always a great joy sharing our intimate knowledge of Mallorca with our guests. Years of living and working on Mallorca has allowed us to refine our trips. Some of these items are as small as know from which direction to most safely access a road to know that one café is head and shoulders better than another across a plaza. May not seem like big issues, but once they all add up they contribute to the difference between and really good cycling trip and an unbelievably outstanding trip.

In July, I headed off to my home of Toronto for Pan Am Games. Not heard of the Games? Essentially, they are mini-Olympics where nations of the America’s confederation compete in Olympic Sports. The Pan Am Games are always the year before the Olympic Games, so in essence they become a great training and testing environment for our systems and plans. Straight for the Pan Am Games, I was off to Belgium for BMX Worlds in Zolder – Always a huge task, with 130+ amateur athletes and 20 Professionals on-site!   Again without a hitch, we won many medals and though we were all challenged by the schedule change and weather on Saturday, we persevered and took home medals in nearly every category.

Thankfully, I was able to spend a good part of August in Mallorca! August is HIGH season here in Mallorca, but the mountain villages and roads remain quiet. Unfortunately, it is also high season for my events as well.

By the end of August, I was on my way to Andorra with the MTB Team. If you have not visited the Pyrenees and Andorra, put it on your bucket list! Amazing views and climbs with deep valleys and unbelievable food. We closed MTB Worlds with a bit of disappointment as the results were a bit on the shallow side. After brief trip home, it was nearly on the next gig – Road Worlds in Richmond VA. I was super proud to be part of this team which won 7 medals (more than any other nation.) As well, everyone brought their A+ game – the staff was flawless and the riders motivated. Further, the local fans were amazing, coming out to support all the events! As well, during the final weekend, 3F Sports hosted many A-list companies on the start/finish line hotel: Oakley, SRAM, Garmin Cycling Team, Specialized and some VIP individuals. Looking back, that is a wonderful group of people to have provided VIP services.

From Richmond, it was straight to RIO for the BMX and MTB Test events. Like London, Rio is quickly becoming a second home for me. Certainly there are challenges, but as our recently retired CEO use to say: “If it were easy, everyone would do it.” Preparation and toughness are essential to success, both are in development in regards to RIO.

Now, I’m home and already planning for Cyclocross Worlds in Zolder and a BUSY spring and summer. We some degree of luck, we will check-in before Spring 2016.