Last week we had the opportunity to join The Clif Bar Team for their annual training camp in Napa Valley, California. In between training sessions we sat down with some of the best criterium racers in the country to find out how to become a better crit racer.

We covered how to train for criterium racing, how a course profile will affect the race, how to pace yourself, how to utilize and leverage team tactics and more. Listen to the full episode below and check out our criterium training plan to get faster.




Additional Notes

TrainerRoad’s Ask a Cycling Coach podcast is dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. It gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions from USAC certified coaches Chad Timmerman, Jonathan Lee and special guests.


If you have a question that you’d like to ask Coach Chad, submit your question here. We’ll do our best to answer them on the next episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast.



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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.