The Elite Sports Group (ESG) provided the Geox TMC nutrition programs, nutrition talks and sports medicine services. A key focus was the Geox TMC nutrition programs to improve recovery, which this low budget team used to great effect. Geox TMC was able to hold off the might of Team Sky and Rabobank to dominate the Tour of Spain. In addition to winning the Vuelta a España outright, Geox also won the ‘Combined Classification’ and ‘Team Classification’.
The Geox TMC nutrition programs ESG supplied were personalised to each rider. They focused on coping with the stresses of sea level training, altitude training and maximising training adaptations. They included what is possibly the most effective grand tour nutrition program available; specifically addressing issues relating to stage recovery, injury treatment, illness prevention and maintaining performance. This was a much modified version of the grand tour nutrition programs Dr Rob Child originally devised for the Cervelo Test Team. Many teams and athletes experience the greatest successes of their careers following ESG’s nutrition and sports medicine programs and Geox TMC are no exception. Fabio Duarte taking second in a stage of the Tour of Italy, while Juan Jose Cobo held off the challenge from Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins to win the Tour of Spain.