After being invited to join the Cannondale Factory Racing
team, junior rider Keegan Swenson has enjoyed the full support only a top professional
team can provide. This week Swenson traveled to Italy for Cannondale Camp, a
four-day retreat of riding and getting to know his new teammates. While in
Italy, Swenson will be accompanied by Tinker Juarez, Jeremiah Bishop, and Alex
Read Keeganís report from Day 1 below,
Italy Day 1
Well today was my "firstĒ day in Italy. We are staying in a
small town outside of Genoa called, Finale Ligure. The small city is backed up
against some huge mountains and supposedly has some of the best riding in
Today we did a short ride on the road with some fun singletrack
thrown in on the downhill. Lots of banked turns and a few rocks and roots.
Today was also my second day on my new Cannondale Scalpel 26. Such a fast bike,
itís just so light and easily maneuverable through the tight switchbacks and
roots. Cant wait to race it in 2 weeks at Bonelli Park Pro XCT.
Hopefully I can shake
off the jetlag quick and be back to normal for the next few days I am here!