How to make a breakaway stick, can you do too much VO2 work, ideal pre-race and mid-race nutrition and more in Episode 156 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Topics covered in this episode

  • Are sprints at the end of a ride a good idea?
  • How to get faster in the offseason
  • Adjusting your training plan for outdoor rides
  • Deep dive on race tactics
  • How to change tactics mid-race
  • How to carry momentum through corners
  • How to make other riders work in a breakaway
  • Why attacking from the front is usually a bad idea
  • How to make a breakaway successful
  • An ideal pre-race breakfast
  • How to train for short hill climbs

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Ian Meintjes

Ian Meintjes is a pro enduro racer and the producer of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Ian’s successful track record in cross-country and enduro racing, along with years of experience as a customer support agent have made him an expert on all things training and racing with power.