Featured Riders

Samuel "Samu" Sánchez

Samuel "Samu" Sánchez is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally in the sport between 2000 and 2017 for the Euskaltel–Euskadi and BMC Racing Team squads. He was the gold medal winner in the road race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the following years Samuel Sánchez staked a claim as one of the world’s elite riders in mountain classic races. As one of the most valuable riders in the peloton Samu excelled on the descend leading his team to victories. He finished in the top 6 of the Tour de France three times and in the top 10 of the Vuelta a España six times. He also won the polka dot jersey as the best climber of the 2011 Tour de France after winning the Luz Ardiden stage. Other notable achievements include winning the Vuelta a Burgos in 2010, the 2012 Tour of the Basque Country and five stages in La Vuelta a España.

Vitor Carvalho

Vitor Carvalho is originally from Portugal where he began his career as a pro cyclist at the age of 17 as an elite mountain bike racer. In 1999 Vitor transitioned competencies to road cycling where he rode as an amateur until turning professional in 2006. During his time as a professional, Vitor rode for a number of the well-known professional teams in Portugal and Spain. He gained a reputation as an elite climber and valuable member of his teams throughout a long and successful career. Vitor retired from professional cycling in 2013 and relocated to Dubai in order to continue his passion of cycling. He founded and now operates the InGruppeto Training & Assessment Centre for athletes to help them achieve their personal training goals. Vitor also served on the UAE National Olympic Cycling Committee and served as the Head Coach of the Olympic Project for two years.

Endurance Coaches

Tommaso Cartacci

Tommaso is a retired F-16 Fighter Pilot with a storied career flying for the Italian Airforce for over 25 years. While his day job is a military flight instructor for governments in the GCC he is now a vegan powered triathlete and certified Ironman coach. Tommaso is highly popular strength and endurance instructor at BR Performance Studios where his athletes benefit from his vast experience and innate discipline that enabled his successful military career. He approaches his training in a custom manner as he caters to the different needs, goals and challenges of each athlete and takes them to new heights!

Rob Foster

Rob is one of highly acclaimed Endurance coaches at the health and performance optimization company InnerFight. Having performed at a high level in both running and cycling in his amateur career, he transitioned to coaching endurance athletes and has gained 10 years of coaching experience while earning a BSc in Applied Sports Sciences. He has the knowledge, experience, and passion to get you where you want to go. He believes a scientific approach should always be employed and cleverly combined with life to maximize the potential of each athlete.

Tom Walker

Tom is a highly successful and multi-disciplined coach at the health and performance optimization InnerFight who has an incredible passion for building and developing endurance athletes to unlock their potential through getting fitter, healthier, and faster! Having worked in the fitness world for nearly 10 years, 3 of those coaching triathletes, Tom decided to compliment his experience and hands on knowledge with a BSc in Applied Sport Science.