Press Release: Athletes Coached by CTS Dominate 2013 La Ruta de los Conquistadores Mountain Bike Stage Race

For Immediate Release Athletes Coached by CTS Dominate 2013 La Ruta de los Conquistadores Mountain Bike Stage Race (October 27, 2013 – Colorado Springs, CO) Athletes coached by Carmichael Training Systems dominated the 2013 La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike stage race in Costa Rica (October 24-26), winning the Men’s and Women’s Pro races, the men’s 30-39 and 40-49 …

Weekend Reading: 2013 Dirty Kanza 200 Race Report

The night before embarking on our 200+ mile journey through the flint hills of Kansas, defending Dirty Kanza 200 champion Rebecca Rusch addressed her fellow CTS Athletes and told us all, “Whether you’re the first or last tomorrow, you will absolutely be a changed person by the end.” The Queen of Pain knows what she’s talking about. Two hundred miles …

2013 Amgen Tour of California Race Experience Gallery

Congratulations to everyone who rode with #TeamCTS #17thTeam for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California Race Experience! It was a great 8-day adventure through the heat of the southern California desert and the towering windmills and mountains of northern California. We had visits from cycling legends – and Chris Carmichael's former 7-Eleven teammates – Bob Roll, Alex Stieda, and Jock …

Weekend Reading from the Tour of California Race Experience: How to Survive a Stage Race on the Sun

Riding the Amgen Tour of California Race Experience with Team CTS this past week has been a blast, but that heat in first few days felt like riding on the surface of the sun. I’m really proud of all the riders and coaches for toughing it out, and even more so for being smart. Fitness alone will not carry you …

Weekend Reading: USAPCC, Time-Crunched Cyclist 2nd Ed., and a September training tip

I had so much fun during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Race Experience that I’m still smiling nearly a week after it ended in Denver. What an amazing race! What an incredible experience to ride every stage, get cheered on by all the fans, and to be treated like the race’s 17th team by the race organization. I can’t wait …

Chris Carmichael Blog: What I learned from riding nearly 800 miles in 8 days at the Tour of California Race Experience

If ever there was a good time for a recovery week, this would be it. Last Sunday I finished up the Amgen Tour of California Race Experience, 8 amazing days of riding with an incredible group of athletes and coaches. Every day we managed to make it to the finish line before being caught by the pro peloton, but even …

Tour of California Race Experience: Pros vs. Joes, as seen through power files!

Editor’s Note: Carmichael Training Systems does not coach Radioshack-Nissan-Trek rider and US Pro Champion Matthew Busche, nor do we have any business or endorsement relationship with him. Mathew graciously provided us with some of his power files from the 2012 Amgen Tour of California so we could compare the workloads of a top-level pro and the riders in the CTS …

Press Release: Carmichael Training Systems and Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Announce Six-Day “Race Experience” for Amateur Cyclists

(May 2, 2012 – Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) and the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (TOU) today revealed the details and application information for the 2012 CTS Tour of Utah Race Experience, a new and challenging way for amateur cycling fans to “race” the 6-day UCI-sanctioned stage race. This is one of the featured CTS …