Belgian athletes benefit from training camp in Spain

Ahead of the 2015 season, 17 Belgian athletes have enjoyed a week long training camp in Lanzarote. 28 Nov 2014
Wearing blue lycra outfits, two men lie in their handcycles on an open road with hills in the background.

Two Belgian handcyclists enjoyed warm weather training in Lanzarote, Spain.

ⒸBELGA PHOTO/Belgian Paralympic Committee
By Belgium Paralympic Committee

Seventeen Belgian athletes from three sports have just returned from a week long warm weather training camp in Lanzarote, Spain, ahead of the start of the 2015 season.

Taking place between 9-16 November, and organised by the Belgian Paralympic Committee with the support of InBev-Baillet Latour, para-athletes from track and field, swimming and cycling took part in the training camp which was designed to improve chances of qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Next year is a busy year for para-sport, and Belgian athletes will be looking to impress at July’s IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain, October’s IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar and the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships which will take place in Nottwil, Switzerland, in late July and early August.

Journalists and some corporate partners were also invited to join the camp at Sands Beach, Lanzarote.