After three days of a major sandstorm called a “calima” brought training on the Canary Island of Lanzarote to a standstill, things got back to normal on Tuesday. We celebrate the return of sunny days in Lanzarote with bike photos from the island.
Renowned for the tough biking conditions, Lanzarote has become a go-to destination for many of Europe’s top professional triathletes over the years. Ironman world champion Anne Haug was on the island staying at Club La Santa for an extended training camp in December and three-time Kona runner up, Lucy Charles, regularly trains at Club La Santa, too.
Most athletes found themselves staying indoors over the weekend, though, when a fierce sand storm hit the island – hurricane level winds and high levels of dust in the air made training extremely difficult.