Team Trainright Blog: Gotta know when to fold ’em at a race, by Jon Mullen

By Team Trainright's Jon Mullen DNF–the acronym that athletes never like to see next to their name on the results sheet. Sometimes, however, removing yourself from the race can be a good thing. While flopping oneself across the finish line (if you're not having a good day) does accomplish the short term goal of finishing the race, it can cause …

2011 “Do the Tour, Stay at Home” Workout Program – Stage 21: HighSpeedSprints

 Stage 21: Creteil – Paris (Champs Elysees) (95km) Following a long transfer from Grenoble to the outskirts of Paris, the peloton will roll out on the final stage of the 2011 Tour de France. Traditionally, the race for the yellow jersey is not contested today and the first few hours are predominantly a procession until the peloton reaches the Champs …

2011 “Do the Tour, Stay at Home” Workout Program – Stage 20: Time Trial

Stage 20: Grenoble Time Trial (42.5km) There’s nothing easy about a 42 kilometer time trial at the Tour de France, but this one is especially tough. Many times there’s a relatively flat stage between the final mountain stage and the final time trial. This year, the riders go directly from finishing atop l’Alpe d’Huez to racing a time trial the …

2011 “Do the Tour, Stay at Home” Workout Program – Stage 18: High-Cadence ClimbingRepeats

Stage 18 Pinerolo – Galibier (200.5km) Even though Stage 19 finishes on the fabled Alpe d’Huez summit, Stage 18 is the Queen Stage of the 2011 Tour de France. It is brutally difficult because it’s long (200 kilometers), contains three gigantic climbs (the 23-kilometer Col Agnel, the 14km ascent of the Col d’Izoard, and the 23-kilometer climb to the finish …