OL arrive in Tignes for preseason training camp
The contrast is striking when you set foot in Tignes. It's just under 15 degrees Celsius in the resort town some 2,100 meters above sea level, with clouds hanging in the ever-snowy peaks of the French Alps. This will be home over the next five days for OL, who escaped the Lyon heat as they begin their second week of preseason training. The traveling delegation composed of staff and 26 players, including new Brazilian signings Thiago Mendes and Jean Lucas, has clearly gained momentum in search of freshness and clean air.
The frenzy around Groupama Stadium and the Women's World Cup is a distant memory replaced by the calm and tranquility of a high-mountain resort in the middle of the summer. But it's far from rest and relaxation for Les Gones, who will undergo intense training sessions as they continue work ahead of the new season.
OOL 26-MAN TRAVELING SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Lopes, Racioppi, Bonnevie.
Defenders: Y.Mapou, Tete, Rafael, Marcelo, Denayer, Marçal, Deyonge, Drame.
Midfielders: Cheikh, Ndiaye, Thomas, Augarreau, Jean Lucas, Thiago Mendes.
Forwards: N.Fekir, Y.Fekir, Cherki, Gouiri, Griffiths, Kitala, Pintor, Terrier, Fofana.