The draw of the Patrouille des Glaciers (PdG) officially marks the beginning of the training phase for most teams. In order to better prepare for the big race, the the commandment of the PdG, led by Colonel EMG Daniel Jolliet - himself a passionate ski touring - organized the event "Objective GP 2020". The information evening took place on Friday night at the World Cycling Center in Aigle and brought together conferences of former winners and medical experts.
"If you want to succeed the patrol, you have to be physically and mentally strong," says the commander Daniel Jolliet, "but good nutrition and especially team spirit are also decisive for crossing the Rosablanche." More than 400 registered athletes took part to acquire the necessary knowledge and thus to prepare the best for the big race. The announcement of the patrols having obtained one of the coveted places of departure was carried out Friday evening on the occasion of the demonstration "Objectif PdG 2020". The list of patrols will be available on the Swisscom PdG app from 30 November 2019.