Day 1 of Cardiff City's pre-season training camp began in earnest on Monday morning, following a day of travel on Sunday to arrive in the West Swiss city of Lausanne
The climate on the continent is very similar to what we've currently been enjoying back home in Wales of late, with highs of 26 degrees on Monday allowing sharp ball drills and pleasant conditions for some serious fitness work and conditioning.
A notable aspect of Monday's sessions was the intensity and tempo of the close quarter ball retention sessions. Premier League football will demand elite fitness and mental speed - an evident area of focus in Malky and his coaches' early summer training practices.
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Switzerland 2013 photography in association with Wayne Crichton -www.tontan.com
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