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 …

12hrs of Temecula: Coach’s Report

A week post-race now, I find myself back in Colorado after a glorious week of traveling, training, and supporting, once again, for Pua Mata at one of her mountain bike races. This wasn’t another “winning is the only option” race, however. This one had a bit of a unique twist to it: She was racing on a 5-person team comprised …

La Ruta Journal: Stage 3 – Climb all the way up. Climb all the way down.

By Adam Pulford, CTS Senior Coach Every day of La Ruta starts with climbing: steep climbing. Stage 3 was no exception, but what was different today was that instead of steep descending after steep climbing, there’s more climbing… yeah, awesome, right? Take a look below: 4:34 ride time; 3005kJ, Normalize Power 224W, Average Power 181W, 7,000ft of climbing 9,000ft descending …

Video: SRM Ride of Champions – August 19, 2011

In anticipation of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue in Colorado Springs, Colorado, SRM sponsored a Ride of Champions through Garden of the Gods and the Prologue course. Riders from the HTC-Highroad, Saxo Bank – Sungaard, Radioshack, and Liquigas teams were there, including Ivan Basso, Peter Velits, Danny Pate, Ben King, and Daniel Navarro. SRM founder Uli Shoberer, 2001 Mountain …