Eamon Lucas is an American bike racer who has achieved success as a road and crit racer in the USA, racing fixed gear bikes in the Redhook Crit series for the star-studded Specialized Rocket Espresso team, and now in the intense Belgian Kermesse racing scene. Listen in as we discuss the different race tactics and cultural nuances of racing in different regions and formats that have helped Eamon be successful.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.

Eamon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eamon_lucas/

Eamon’s Team – Shifting Gears Kermesse: https://www.instagram.com/shiftinggears_kermesse/

Topics covered in this episode

  • TrainerRoad mobile app and Adaptive Training Update 00:52
  • Eamon’s background in cycling 2:02
  • Does racing fixed gear crits make you a better bike handler? 7:46
  • Why did Eamon go to Europe to race? 9:25
  • What are Belgian Kermesse races? 11:41
  • How does racing in Europe differ from the US? 17:42
  • How to deal with negative racing 28:52
  • What are the best race-winning strategies, and how are they different? 41:29
  • How to learn from tactical mistakes 48:03
  • Do you need to change your power profile to be a successful racer? 58:34
  • What are Eamon’s future goals? 1:04:34

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Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee is a Level II USA certified cycling coach and the host of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. His background in the sport of motocross has translated into a passion for cycling, mountain biking and all things training. If you have a training question, submit your question for Jonathan to answer on the next episode of TrainerRoad’s podcast.