Most agree that the training load should diminish significantly in the days before a sportive or gran fondo, but for a multi-stage event is there a risk that slowing up could shock the body into lethargy? Alex Dowsett, the former world hour record.
As we all know, cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, allowing the fans a behind the scenes look at what goes on in and around the professional peloton. Here are some of the tweets that caught our eye this week, including ones from Tom .
Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) sprinted to his third victory of this year's Tour de France , out-kicking John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) to win stage 15. The two German's went wheel-to-wheel in a huge sprint in Valence, but just as though it looked like.
On 1 September he will start the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) – the Tour de France of trail running – for a seventh ... DH: During the race what mental tricks do you use? JC: When it’s difficult, that’s normal. It comes in waves.
If, like many cycling fans, you've been enjoying this year's Tour de France on TV and thinking "I'd love to ride that", here's an event that will be of interest... From the Pyrenees to the Alps, and all the sunflowers, vineyards and chateaux in between.
In case you haven't noticed, there's a little bike race going on in France at the moment, and to win the Tour de France a rider needs the best team, best luck and the best equipment. Now while you might not be planning ... In The Spin we wonder how.
“In the Tour de France , I look for Bernie Eisel, he keeps things nice and steady. Here I think it's Filippo Pozzato, I try to look for him, but he ... The trick is to not to go into the red on the starts with the up hills. Once you do it, you blow your.
RELATED: Learn the easiest way to dial you own fit, and other simple, effective maintenance tricks with Bicycling's Quick and Easy ... almost every rider is on tubular tires for every kilometer of the Tour. Tubular wheels are lighter than clincher wheels.
The incident occurred on Tower Bridge Road in central London as the bike's owner, Musa Adams, travelled home after completing the London Revolution sportive . >>> Bike thief reveals tricks of the trade in this shockingly candid interview. Musa's.
The Tour of Flanders on the first Sunday of April, followed the next Sunday by Paris-Roubaix. With rabid speculation about Roubaix race favorites, amateur bike ... After a few more beautiful days of riding and wandering around the Flemish countryside.
He has failed to win a Tour stage, but has recorded a hat- trick of third-places as his countryman Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) dominates the sprints. There are two probable sprints remaining before the next rest day, and Saturday's ride into Rodez.