The off-season is a time when many cyclists take up cross-training. The sports of choice are usually running, swimming or for some cross-country skiing.
However, a cycling club in France have decided to try something different this season as they have started playing Gaelic football. Thomas Lejeune of Union Cycliste Montmeyran Valence has started “le foot gaélique” matches with his team mates. Prior to the first match, the rules of the game had to be explained to the club members.
Their first match went well, and the club have now committed to weekly matches throughout the winter.