Behind the Scenes of Pro Cycling Performance



Giacomo Notari

He is one of the team trainers of Astana Premiertech Team. As a former under23 athlete he was always studying the training science and physiology behind performance in order to become a better athlete.
After his sport science studies he worked as coach and sport director for several years for junior and UCI continental teams before working as a trainer for UAE Team Emirates and then Astana Pro Team. He performs evaluation tests, design training programs and makes data analysis for the team and work. He is also involved as a teacher, in the Italian Cycling Federation educational program.


Robbert de Groot

He started his professional coaching career in cycling at Rabobank development in 2006. After his study, MSc – exercise physiologist in Amsterdam he got infected by the question of how to development talent in professional sports. In the past 15years he worked for the KNLTB (national Dutch Tennis Federation) and in professional football (AZ Alkmaar – FC Groningen) as head of performance, head of development and strength and conditioning coach. In 2019 Team Jumbo-Visma (World Tour ~ professional cycling) asked him to lead the new development team.

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