Team Giant-Shimano help create new Sufferfest video ‘The Rookie’

Want to experience what it’s like to ride in the pro peloton? Hurt specialists The Sufferfest have teamed up with Team Giant-Shimano to create a new training video that casts you, the viewer, as a rookie plucked from obscurity to join your heroes.

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“When this amateur, this unknown Sufferlandrian came through, beating some of the best riders on the planet and won the Tour of Sufferlandria, the whole world took notice,” said Wade Wallace, editor of “So it was no surprise when big teams started calling the Sufferlandrian team director Gunther Von Agony.”

The teaser video sees Team Giant-Shimano’s John Degenkolb shouting at the Sufferlandrian recruit as he fights to merit his inclusion in the team during stages of this year’s Tour of California and Tour de Suisse:

The Sufferfest & Team Giant-Shimano: The Rookie: Trailer from The Sufferfest on Vimeo.

The 55min downloadable video features a workout created by elite coach Neal Henderson of Apex Coaching, and is based around three 10min high-intensity race simulation intervals:

The Sufferfest: The Rookie: Sample Footage from The Sufferfest on Vimeo.

The Rookie is the 19th cycling training video by The Sufferfest and is available for download from their website here.


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