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Weekend Reading: Putting the Tour of Flanders in Perspective

Clear your schedule for tomorrow morning. Delay your group ride or training ride. Grab a cup of coffee find a way to watch the Tour of Flanders. This is a race that’s so special, and so full of history, that inside the pro peloton it’s considered by many to be the true World Championship. Winning…

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Weekend Reading: Spring Classics Inspired Tips to Help You Ride Strong and Smart

It’s Classics season in Europe. This is one of the best times to be a cycling fan, but not always the best time to be a pro cyclist. With the benefit of hindsight I have great memories of the Spring Classics. I loved the history and the fact I had the opportunity to race in…

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Weekend Reading: The Results that Matter Most

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about results. The week started with a flood of reports about athletes winning everything from the Women’s pro race at Bonelli Park (Katerina Nash) to the Vuelta El Salvador (Mara Abbott) and Sean Henderson winning his first-ever bike race as a Cat 4 at the Wards Ferry Road…

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How to Lose Those Last 10 Pounds

I had a great conversation with an athlete this week about prioritizing weight loss and fitness, and I think it relates to many more of you out there. His basic issue was that he had been focusing on weight loss since December – and lost 20 pounds in the process – but his weight loss…

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SteadyState Intervals – The Cornerstone of Your Training for Summer Goals

Now is the time to figure out how you’re going to prepare for your summer goals. It’s not too late, but for athletes with a solid base of aerobic fitness I recommend a minimum of three months of structured, goal-oriented training in preparation for a goal event. For athletes who are starting out with a…

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Weekend Reading: Straight Talk About Training Camps

Back in the winter of 2000 when CTS had all of 4 employees and one intern, three of us packed up a Chevy Suburban, handed the office keys to Jim Lehman, and took off for Buellton, California. We were headed to the first CTS Spring Training Camp, and now I’m headed out to the Santa…

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Ramp Up Your Training with Second Kick PowerIntervals

There’s something about a new cycling kit that gives me even more motivation to get out and ride. This morning, I’m not only putting on a new CTS kit, but one that features a brand new CTS logo! As the company reaches 15 years in business, we decided to give the CTS logo a more…

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Weekend Reading: Get Your Training Moving with this Mid-Winter OverUnder Workout

I am so happy to be in Santa Ynez, California this weekend. I love Colorado Springs, but so far this winter has been a tough one. We’ve had a few sustained periods of bitter cold, like many areas of the US in recent months, and I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to escape…

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2014 Super Bowl Trainer Workout

What a weekend! For cycling fans this is Cyclocross World Championship weekend, with the Women’s Elite race today and the Men’s Elite race tomorrow. CTS Athlete Ryan Trebon will be racing for Team USA tomorrow, and shooting for a top 15 finish. And we’re also rooting for our friend and former-CTS Coach Katie Compton as…

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