Ian Boswell said that his Sky team-mate Chris Froome pushed him to his physical limit during the pair’s recent training in South Africa. Boswell and Froome were joined by Sky mechanic Gary Blem and soigneur David Rozman during the trip.
Ian Boswell and Froome spent couple of weeks of training in the Mpumalanga region for a couple of weeks of intense training in the mountainous region that offered testing terrain to cyclists.
Ian sad, “It’s probably the biggest training block I’ve ever done with Chris and it was eye-opening to see how hard he works, how much he trains, and how much he suffers as well,” Boswell said in Sky Team web-blog.
“He was cool to hang out with and he really pushed me in training. There were a few days where I was right on the limit and pretty darn tired.”
The American also said that he enjoyed so much, he didn’t want to leave.
“That was the first time I’d ever been to the African continent and it was totally different from anywhere I’d visited before,” said Boswell. “It’s a beautiful country and where we stayed was absolutely stunning.
“It was great being with Gary Blem and David Rozman as well. Living like that you really get to know each other, and I was actually a little sad coming back to Europe.”
“I’ve been training really hard, but that’s totally different from racing,” said Boswell. “Sometimes you can come back and be surprised at how hard it is, and other times you can be surprised at how fit you are. It’s going to be interesting to see where I’m at compared to the guys who’ve been racing in Europe for the last few months.”