How To Corner On A Cyclocross Bike

Cornering on a cyclocross bike requires a different set of skills to cornering on a road bike. The good news is that getting out and teaching yourself how to slide around muddy corners is fun!You'll need to get used to lines that change every lap, hugging the course tape to get some grip and having both your front and rear wheels slide out. You don't want any of those things to happen on a road…

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Back to Basics and Build a Strong Foundation

Races are won in the off season by Shawn Heidgen, ALP Cycles Coaching We have all heard the quote, “Races are won in the off season” and I couldn’t agree more. Initially during the season cyclists build strength and fitness. But at some point, hopefully after the A race(s), fitness starts to gradually decline. I frequently tell my athletes getting fit is the easy part, staying fit is the hard part. So once the race…

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How To Fuel Your Rides Like A Pro – The Best Cycling Nutrition

Ever wanted to know what the pros eat and drink when training? The soigneur is the person responsible for looking after the riders nutrition, and we hear the secrets. When should you take water and when should you have electrolyte mix in your bottles. How much should you drink per hour? And what should you eat? In this video from Global Cycling Network, Team Garmin-SHARP's soigneur Alyssa Morahan let's us in on the secrets of…

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How to Improve your Braking

Braking is one of the most important skills for cyclists. Brakes aren't just for safety - good braking technique can also help you to ride faster.

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Eating Advice for Cyclocross Season

Nutrition advice for short, but very high intensity racing by Monique Ryan / Velo News Cyclocross season is well underway, and as competitors you likely have adjusted your training for the short, but very high intensity racing. Your workouts are likely characterized by various interval sessions, while endurance and recovery ride volume may drop off relative to your road or mountain bike season. Running workouts are also included as most of you head into cooler training conditions,…

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Workouts and Drills to Prepare for Cyclocross Season

Are you prepared for cyclocross season? Mike Schultz / TrainingPeaks.com A Cyclocross race takes place on man-made courses through neighborhood parks and open fields, and involves maneuvering over barriers, through the mud, snow and rain. This style of racing requires a special set of skills that stem from racing mountain bikes, road bikes and, to some extent, running. Athletes are preparing themselves for the unique demands required of this sport. As with any sport, it’s…

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Training Sessions to Build Form For Summer – Part 2

  [This article originally appeared on Dig Deep Coaching and is a follow-up to a previous article.] We continue on our theme of essential training sessions to maintain your fitness over the summer period and how this is best done when limited to time and wanting to continue the progress after a hard spring building fitness. Coaches James Spragg and Stephen Gallagher give another 3 sessions on what to focus on and explain why you need to…

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10 Ways to Lose Weight Through Cycling

Cyclists seem to always be fretting about their weight... Maybe it's the skin tight clothing. Or, maybe it's watching as a rider half your size bombs past on an intense mountain climb--as if you were standing still. Either way, if you're reading this article you must be at least mildly interested in shedding a few pounds. Here's 10 ways to effectively lose weight through cycling: 1) Ride Before Breakfast When you get up in the…

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