With its first races of the season – including seven alone in March – fast approaching, the IPT Academy has assembled in southeastern Spain to fine-tune preparations.

Returning riders and new signings alike will be able to take advantage of Alicante’s varied terrain and warm winter weather as they build towards their goals for 2024.

Go behind-the-scenes at our camp with our exclusive gallery.

Matar Peretz , Guy Tahar, Rotem Tene and Luke Valenti (left to right) rolling through

New signing and junior Israeli road race champion Matar Peretz puts an effort in

Conditions for riding on day one couldn’t have been better

Pan-American champion Pier-André Coté brings invaluable experience to the team

The camp will fine-tune riders’ form ahead of their early-season races

Guy Tahar goes flat out on Carrasqueta

A group shot at the top of the Carrasqueta climb

Day two saw over 2,500m of climbing – including an ascent of the popular Puerto de Tudons

Reigning German under-23 champion Moritz Kretschy corners

Portuguese rider Daniel Lima clocks our camera

Alvaro Garcia (left) and Joe Blackmore (right) are new to the Academy for 2024

The scenery in Comunidad Valenciana is stunning for riders (and hikers)

The Academy’s Israeli quintet share a light-hearted moment during a photoshoot session

Karl Kurits puts his Factor HANZŌ through its paces during TTT practise

The sight of the TTT session was spectacular

IPT Academy Manager Tim Elverson talks the squad through Thursday’s training ride