7 Things Cyclists, MTBers, and Triathletes Should Do When You Crash Your Bike

  Whether you’re a road cyclist, mountain biker, or triathlete, if you spend time on two wheels you will inevitably crash. Experience helps make crashes less frequent, but even the most experienced riders sometimes fall. Recently I was reminded of this when Kirk Nordgren, a longtime CTS Coach and General Manager of our Santa Ynez Training Center, crashed and broke his …

Weekend Reading, Tour de France Edition: The Time Cut, Then and Now

As I watched the Stage 4 team time trial unfold earlier this week, the story of Cannondale rider Ted King struck a chord with me. Riding injured and alone, the young American fought his way to the finish line, but arrived seven seconds too late. His finishing time was outside the official 25% time cut (all finishers must finish within …

2011 TDF Stage 7: Gone in the Blink of an Eye: What today’s crashes mean for Radioshack and Team Sky

By Chris Carmichael Months of preparation all for naught. For four of cycling’s big stars Stage 7 proved to be decisive, but not in a good way. Today’s stage was another day of battling for position on narrow roads and through windy conditions, and although there were fewer crashes than we saw a few days ago on Stage 5, the …