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Are You Talking Yourself Out of Winning?

  By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach and co-author of “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” Anytime you see a group of athletes lined up at a starting line it’s important to realize that large percentage of them have already lost the race. It has nothing to do with their fitness or nutrition, but rather what’s going on…

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Posted: February 10, 2015

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

CTS and Boom Nutrition Announce New Partnership

For Immediate Release For more information, contact  CTS and Boom Nutrition Announce New Partnership Boom Nutrition to be Official Energy Gel of CTS (Colorado Springs, CO – Feb 11, 2015) – In a joint statement today, CTS and Boom Nutrition® announced a new partnership beginning immediately.  Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Boom Nutrition’s…

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Weekend Reading: Paris-Roubaix 1988 – The Greatest Race Everyone Forgot About

  The professional cycling season is just getting started and riders are putting in the miles and early-season performances they hope will bring about the form necessary to win some of the most prestigious races on the calendar: Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and the other Spring Classics. I had a love-hate relationship…

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5 Tips For Your Best Multi-Day Cycling Tour, Race, or Training Camp

  Right now many of the domestic pro teams are having their early-season training camps and CTS is gearing up for our week-long Spring Training Camps. Before you know it, long events like the Belgium Race Experience (10 days), the Amgen Tour of California Race Experience (8 days), and mountain bike stage races like the…

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Weekend Reading: The 2015 CTS Super Bowl Trainer Workout!

  For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl and UCI Cyclocross World Championships fall on the same weekend! The race at ‘Cross Worlds I’m most excited about is the Elite Women’s race today. CTS Athlete Katerina Nash is racing in her hometown and she’s been getting first- and second-places in World Cups…

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What Athletes Need To Do To Avoid Getting Sick

  As a coach, one of the most stressful parts of a major competition is keeping the athletes healthy on the way to the venue. Ironically, when athletes push themselves to the point where they’re in peak competitive fitness, they’re also teetering on the edge of coming down with an illness. It doesn’t take much…

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Weekend Reading: 7 Reasons 2015 Is Going to be a Spectacular Year!

  I started CTS 15 years ago with the simple goal of making world-class coaching available to athletes of all ability levels. Up until then only a handful of athletes had access to the level of coaching available to elite athletes. And at that time there were virtually no full-time, professional endurance sports coaches. The…

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Press Release: CTS Bolsters Leadership Position with New Product Partnerships

For Immediate Release For more information: Contact  CTS Bolsters Leadership Position with New Product Partnerships Including Ridley, SRAM, Ritchey, ENVE, Powertap, Wheelbuilder, Ergon, and Zevlin (January 21, Colorado Springs, CO) – As performance coaching and training camps pioneer CTS celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2015 the company today announced a wide range of new product partnerships….

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Press Release: CTS Partners with Ridley Bikes

  For Immediate Release For more information: Contact  CTS Partners with Ridley Bicycles Partnership includes Coach bikes, Belgium Race Experience, Dealer Opportunities  (January 20, Colorado Springs, CO) – CTS today announced a partnership with Belgian bicycle brand Ridley Bicycles that will see all CTS Coaches riding Ridley bikes for 2015 and beyond. CTS has also…

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Weekend Reading: Should Time-Crunched Athletes Go Long?

  For the past several years I’ve been pretty focused on training for time-crunched athletes, particularly the use of high-intensity, low-volume training for athletes who have fewer than 8-10 hours a week to devote to training. Time-Crunched Athlete training plans, books, and concepts have helped a lot of athletes rediscover their passion for sport (it’s…

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