Team Bravo has touched down in Boulder, Colorado – USA for their month long training camp with the Sansego team, the official coaching partner of Team Bravo.
Crowie and the coaches will be working with the athletes extensively over this period to fine tune them for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Here is some more information about Team Bravo and the role that Sansego will be providing in the development of their athletes:
Team Bravo has a very clear mission of helping the Brazilian athletes take their performance to the next level. Craig Alexander and his Sansego team of coaches are providing training support to the Brazilian athletes and the Brazilian management is responsible for the team execution
The Bravo Team, which will be sponsored by Coca-Cola, will officially launch next week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and will feature three well-known international professionals and four up-and-coming Brazilian pros.
In a mix that Franko Vatterott, who is the manager of several of the pros, calls “Boulder meets Brazil,” the team will be made up of Rachel Joyce (GBR), Tim Don (GBR) and Paul Matthews (AUS)—all of whom train in Boulder, Colo.—and Brazilians Diogo Sclebin, Guilherme Manocchio, Fabio Carvalho and Thiago Vinhal. Three-time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander (AUS) will be a part of the group in a coaching-type role, but will not be racing in the team kit.
The team came together through a series of relationships and the realization that a partnership between one of the world’s most iconic brands and the selected athletes could benefit Coca-Cola, the professionals and, finally, the sport of triathlon and its exposure in Brazil, which will host the Olympics next year.
“Over the years, Crowie and I have met a lot of passionate triathletes from Brazil,” says Vatterott, who also manages Alexander. “The market has exploded there with quality races from triathlon’s largest race organizers. Teams are good for triathlon, as new platforms for sponsors play such a key role in the sport’s economy. A friend of ours in Sao Paulo wanted to support the professional side of the sport by mixing up some of the top Brazilians pros with a few international stars and now a few months later Team Bravo is ready for take-off. We have the support of Coca-Cola, one of the most iconic global brands on earth, and although we are a smaller team in comparison to some others on the long-distance scene, we have a strong group of athletes that together will likely punch above their weight.”
Each athlete has his own challenge. The role of Team Bravo is to challenge them all. Joining forces to extrapolate limits.
Assemble a team of brave, share experiences and sweat together to raise the Brazilian triathlon and its athletes to the level of world tops.
Alone, a triathlon athlete comes to a point. With a team training side by side, it gets a reference, increases the limit and takes the group synergy to develop further, with all the support and resources. And the stronger the team, the greater the visibility that each athlete has to find sponsors and financial support.
We aim to be one of the best of triathlon teams of medium and long distance in the world, put all athletes at the World Ironman Championship in Hawaii and make it more known and recognized in the country.
Technical, commitment, encouragement, and especially individual freedom. We are a booster for athletes, support the most. So respect what each athlete decides, the races that he participates, their sponsors and to the training schedules. Here to freedom has no limit.
And to train together improves performance, training with athletes from other countries will do the Brazilian triathlon speak the language of world champions. So the Team Bravo also has international athletes and promotes exchanges for training and exchange of experiences. The Team Bravo emerged from a meeting between friends passionate for Triathlon. We do not seek profits. But covers a lot of victory, an increase of constant performance and many trophies. For this, anything goes in team: push athletes, sweat, suffer, laugh, cheer. Here each athlete gains strength from all the others. And from us, of course.
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