Why you don’t need openers for the Ramp Test, training your sprint for explosive repeatability, optimal pacing for rolling climbs and more is all covered in Episode 249 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • Why you don’t need openers for the Ramp Test
  • Moving through the field on narrow roads
  • Pacing rolling climbs to keep your momentum
  • What essentials to bring for crit and road racing
  • Optimal tire setups for crit and road racing
  • Training tips to make your sprint explosive and repeatable

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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.