In the swim

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BENEFITS: Swimming is good for cyclists, too

SWIMWEAR manufacturer Speedo chose Denia for a feature on the benefits of swimming for cyclists.

Richie Porte, from the BMC racing team was filmed in the indoor swimming pool at the Sports Centre for a report that demonstrates how swimming can improve the performance of a professional cyclist.

Swimming exercises core muscles and takes the pressure off joints by working them through the water, experts have found.  It also improves a cyclist’s endurance, resistance and recovery, they said. 

Denia’s Sports Centre is a reference point for professional cyclists and several members of the BMC team are currently using the gym there.  Two groups of triathlon athletes from Estonia are also training at the Centre as they do every year.

Professional athletes from all fields take advantage of the halt to competitions and exchange their cold Northern European winters for Valencian Community’s mild climate where they can prepare for the coming season.  

Denia is a favourite destination thanks to its Sports Centre installation, training facilities and benign Mediterranean temperatures. 

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