The two North American races set a week apart gave the Jordan drivers an opportunity to train and relax in the Canadian mountains as Jordan's human performance specialist Glenn Lindsay, who works with sponsor Vielife on the team's health ...
The two North American races set a week apart gave the Jordan drivers an opportunity to train and relax in the Canadian mountains as Jordan's human performance specialist Glenn Lindsay, who works with sponsor Vielife on the team's health and wellbeing programme, took Nick Heidfeld, Giorgio Pantano and Timo Glock to Lake Sacacomie. The log-constructed resort hotel is located in the municipality of Saint-Alexis- des-Monts, in the heart of the forest bordering the Mastigouche wildlife reserve, overlooking a majestic 40km lake.
Giorgio Pantano said, "It was very relaxing because there was no phone reception, no TV in the rooms, you could just see forest and lake and islands as far as the eye can see. We did some training which was limited for me because of my knee injury however I really enjoyed kayaking and trekking in the forest. The scenery was so lovely and we relaxed by fishing and going beaver spotting. It was fantastic."
Nick Heidfeld added, "We only spent a couple of days at Lake Sacacomie but it felt like a week just because we did so many different things! We went mainly for training but it was also good for the team atmosphere with the three drivers and physio all together. Cycling was tough because it is in the mountains so it was always hilly rough terrain, and we also did kayaking and circuit training. We had time for some fun too, going out on quad bikes, jet skis and jeep trekking in the forest. It was an amazing trip set in really beautiful landscape."
Timo Glock said the trip topped a perfect week for him, "It has been a really good week for me and these last few days have been good fun. It was the perfect compromise between relaxing and fitness training with hard cycling combined with playing around on quads and looking for bears. We flew in by seaplane which was quite spectacular and all of us had a lot of fun. It was convenient timing I think and a really good getaway in the middle of the season."