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Go behind the scenes at team camp with TFR XC as they get ready for World Cup action NEXT WEEK

In just a little over a week, the Trek Factory Racing-Pirelli XC squad will begin flying around the track in Mairiporã, Brazil, for Round 1 of the XC World Cup. The squad may look exactly like it did a year ago, but the pressure is getting turned up to 11 in an Olympic year. 

That means there isn’t a moment to waste. All seven riders — Jolanda Neff, Evie Richards, Vlad Dascalu, Gwendalyn Gibson, Anton Cooper, Madigan Munro and Riley Amos — are hoping to hit the ground running. Proper offseason preparation will be key to their success. In our new video, go behind the scenes at team camp as they get fitted on their bikes, rack up miles on the road, and practice their MTB skills in rain and shine so that they can accomplish their most ambitious goals this coming summer and fall. 

Watch on YouTube or via the embed below.

Racing will be here before you know it. Read our team preview for the four storylines you need to know before the World Cup starts. And follow TFR XC on Instagram to keep up with the squad’s every move.