The Best Workout for Developing Speed

Winter was a good time to build aerobic and lactate threshold power with interval workouts and indoor training. But now it’s time to ramp up for the high-speeds of race-pace group rides, criteriums, and road races. It’s time to work on those snappy accelerations to close gaps and jump on a wheel. In other words, it’s time to get some …

3 Powerful Sprint Workouts Every Cyclist Should Include in Their Training

Have you noticed that nobody sprints anymore? It’s a real shame, because throwing just a handful of sprints into your weekly training can give you an edge – even if you don’t compete. My hunch is that sprints gradually disappeared from most amateur athletes’ training programs for three primary reasons. Power meters made it clear that 8-20 minute efforts resulted …

Three Key Climbing Workouts for Sustained Power, Surge Strength, and Winning Attacks

  By Chris Carmichael There are three main areas that need to be addressed when you want to become a better, stronger, and faster climber. First you have to increase your maximum sustainable power. This increases the pace you can sustain for prolonged climbs, and in the best case it also means you can ride more comfortably while others are …

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 …