Dave Silver, davesilverphotography.com

Dave Silver, davesilverphotography.com

With a combined experience of over 45 years and countless medals and achievements, Olympians Andreas Hestler and Seamus McGrath have no shortage of cycling street cred. Now, they've joined forces to create an off-season training camp where riders can learn and improve their skills and technique under the guidance of the two veteran athletes.

Two weeklong camps are geared toward competitive riders and will be offered March 1-8 and March 8-15, 2010. In addition to long hours in the saddle, they include coaching and critiques of each riders' positions, nutritional needs, bike fit and MAP testing. Stretching and muscle recovery sessions also are included.

Nestled in Victoria, British Columbia, the camp takes place on Hestler's and McGrath's winter training grounds.

"Victoria offers world class roads and trails, amazing cross training facilities and opportunities and an ideal network of contacts in the high-performance field including access to the best therapists, testing and mechanical support," Hestler said. "The weather is not perfect, the hours are long, and the muscles are sore, but this style of training developed a list of Canadian Cycling Champions that is quite impressive."

For more information go to www.performancecyclingcamps.com