Maximizing Your Threshold Power

Maximizing Your Threshold Power

Threshold power is the key to a successful cyclist. Climbers, time-trial experts and sprinters all need strong threshold power if they want to win any race. Of course, a highly-trained aerobic system, tactical acumen, VO2 max and sprinting prowess also matter. But if you don't want to get dropped by the leaders, then having a [...]

VO2 Max: A Winning Formula

VO2 Max: A Winning Formula

VO2 max is widely regarded as the best indicator of cardio-respiratory performance and plays a pivotal role in the success of every endurance athlete. Runners, triathletes, rowers, swimmers and, of course, cyclists should all spend time optimizing their VO2 max (also known as their maximal oxygen consumption), especially if they want to end up standing [...]

Any Age and Cycling are a Perfect Match

Any Age and Cycling are a Perfect Match

One thing we all have in common is that we can't stop time. We all age whether we like it or not. Some slower or faster than others depending on genetics, overall health, lifestyle and environmental factors to start. Experts agree that exercise is good at any age regardless of your health. Sure you may [...]

3 Tactics to Increase Chances of Winning a Stage in Tour de France

Ride in a bunch

Tactics during the Tour de France are complex and there are many possible outcomes of each stage. Here are 3 tactical moves that are commonly used to increase chances of stage victories. None of these tactics are standalone race-winning moves, but they might play a role in a stage winner’s strategy. This is a classic [...]

How to Increase Performance (without training more)

If I were Starting as Cycling Coach Today...

The most common excuse people don’t make their dreams come through, is lack of time. If you’ve just had a little more time, you would be a better road cyclist, you would be more valuable for your company, you would be a better father, you would be a better husband etc. It’s absolutely no secret [...]

3 Alternative Strategies in Bad Weather

bad-weather-cycling-training

It’s not uncommon that bad weather makes serious outdoor training impossible. You know that cancelling is not an option if you want to achieve really good results, but it makes good sense to look for alternatives in extreme weather situations. Since you can’t change the weather (I guess that’s quite beyond this blog post…), you [...]

Improve Your Overall Cycling Skills and Performance in 2014

Getting back in the saddle.

2014 has arrived and now is one of the best moments to change habits and implement smarter and more healthy habits. Maybe you would like to beat your personal best in 40K time trial or win the local criterium. That’s fine. You need goals for your training. If you want to change habits (like many [...]