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. 1 – Lose time [...]

How to Increase Performance (without training more)

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 [...]

What happened in 2013 on Training4cyclists

Cycling Training Tips 2013

In the very beginning of 2013 I published a couple of goals for my website: Publish a book and e-book bestseller on Amazon. 
(goal NOT achieved – didn’t release any books in 2013) Reach 15.000+ Email Subscribers. 
(goal NOT achieved – currently ^13300 subscribers) Publish a couple of comprehensive articles about cycling training. 
(goal NOT [...]

How to Become Stronger without Adding Muscle Mass

How to Become Stronger without Adding Muscle Mass

Weight Lifting Experiment #1 Here is the story about how I have spend 6 months testing and optimizing a training program helping athletes to become stronger without adding muscle mass. So far, it has been a success, but it is clear to me that I’m a much better coach than athlete… Why is this weight [...]

One important lesson I’ve learned as cycling coach

Sometimes people just won’t face the truth. Look, contrary to what you might think (and what everyone else tells you), the perfect training program don’t make you better. It might actually make you perform even worse. But if you implement the advice inside the perfect training program, it will make you a lot better. In [...]