ACE – The Sufferfest Lesotho MTB Team

2015 Mid-Season News on Africa's Newest & Most Exciting UCI Mountain Bike Team. By: Mark West, Team Manager - ACE - The Sufferfest Lesotho MTB Team First UCI Points. After being away in Europe for 6 months, it was great for me as Team Manager to be re-united with the team and witness them picking up their first UCI points of the season at the Hors Classe Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival in South Africa. We are…

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How to Descend Better and Faster

Don't try any crazy aero tuck positions. by Patricia Schwager, ALP Cycles Coaching There is no better feeling than flying down a descent on your bike. At lest for me - I just love going fast and the feeling of (high) speed on my bike. Good descending skills are an advantage; races can be lost or won on descents. I think I'm allowed to say that I'm good at descending fast, but that wasn't always…

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New Zealand Academy Squad Members

  New Zealand Academy Squad Members are completely self-funded.  Paralympics New Zealand supports and encourages opportunities for disabled people to participate in sports. from regional, national, and international levels. This wonderful organization provides athletes and coaches access to international competitions, such as the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and IPC World Championships.  Below you can see a couple of photos from the New Zealand Paralympic Cycling team that just returned from competing at the UCI…

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Why Improving your CADENCE for Triathlon is Critical

 by Stephen Gallagher, Dig Deep Coaching Head Coach When we look at top athletes in sports such as cycling and running, we see fluidity in their movement – effortless and ‘smooth’ to the naked eye.  Some great examples of this can be seen in African runners whose physique gives them an edge to run at a high pace with little cost to energy stores.  Another example is that of Elite Pro cycling where the cadence…

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