Category Archives: Racing


Race Tactics for Small Fields and Large Fields

Race Tactics for Small Fields Vs. Large Fields

In road racing the size of the field plays an important role in the demands of the race. You can use the tactical principles of field size to adjust your tactics for different field sizes.


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Criterium Strategy with Legion of LA’s Justin Williams

Criteriums are fast, intense, and unpredictable. How can you use team tactics and sprinting strategies to up your crit game? We asked an expert.


How to Communicate Mid Race in Cycling

How to Communicate Mid-Race

Mid-race communication between you and your teammates can make or break your race. Plan and communicate and your team can control the race, setting you up for victory.


How to: Adjust For Cancelled Events

Life happens and plans change. If your events have been canceled or rescheduled, don’t worry. Plan Builder can help keep your training on track. You can adjust your training plan, event schedule, and calendar to make sure you can reach peak fitness on race day.


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How to Find the Right Wheel in a Sprint

Picking the right wheel to follow is essential when the race comes down to a sprint finish. But the best plans don’t always work out. These pro tips can help you find the right wheel in a sprint, and make adjustments when things don’t go as planned.


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How to Avoid a Crash and Recover Quickly

Crashes are a scary, but a very real, part of racing. When you race in bigger events with larger fields the likelihood of seeing or dealing with a crash only increases. Knowing how to protect yourself in a tight field, and when you should go to the pit, can help you safely stay in the race.


How to Race a Dominant Team

How to Race a Dominant Team

A strong team can command a race making your hopes of victory slim. Their mix of talent and strategy can seem overwhelming. When racing, the cards you have may not be winning cards, but it would be a shame not to play them. These tips from Team Clif Bar can push the odds in your favor when racing against a dominant team.


How XC Pros Ride Rock Gardens

How XC Pros Ride Rock Gardens

Technical sections, like rock gardens, can be the most demanding part of a XC race. With the right line choice and proper technique, you can ride through technical sections faster, and without having to dab your foot. These pro tips can help you feel confident in the most demanding sections of a XC course.


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How to Get a Leadout Win With Just One Teammate

You don’t need a big team to accomplish a race winning leadout. You can execute a successful lead out with just one other teammate. With a good plan and intentional execution you and your teammate can stack the odds in your favor and get one of you across the finish line first.


How to Attack the Start of an XC MTB Race

Mountain bike races start out hard as racers push to get to the singletrack first. But while all riders start out going hard, the best riders can do so efficiently without blowing up.



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