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Cyclocross: Everything You Need to Know about Cyclocross Training and Racing

Cyclocross is an exciting and intense form of racing with passionate fans and competitors. But what is ‘cross and what is the best training plan for it? Whether you have the technical skills & fitness of both a mountain biker and a roadie, or you’re on a path leading you to this incredibly entertaining cycling discipline, this guide will cover everything you need to know about cyclocross training.

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How to Fine-Tune Your Cyclocross Fitness During Race Season

Cyclocross riders face the demands of high-level suffering for up to an hour-plus worth of all-out effort — all while enduring the mêlée of heckling crowds like those you might see in the high passes of the grand tours. Optimal Training Plan Progression for Cyclocross Racers We recommend that riders precede the Cyclocross Specialty training…

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Plans Update: Get Faster for Cyclocross

All Cyclocross Specialty training plans are improved to be more specific to your riding and racing goals. What’s New All Cyclocross plans include even TSS weeks to allow riders to easily integrate training races and higher-priority races into their training. To prepare riders for rapid-fire repeats seen in ‘cross racing, these plans put an emphasis…

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How to Install a Dropper Post on a Cyclocross Bike

While a dropper post may seem unconventional on a cyclocross bike, there are real advantages out on the course. Dropping your saddle away from your body allows you to navigate tricky terrain, including barriers, with greater ease. While this increased ability will come with a weight penalty, dropper posts are getting lighter every year and…

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Off-Road Racers: How to Choose and Adjust Your Training Plan

Knowing which training plan is best for you is the first step toward becoming a stronger off-road racer. To help off-road racers discover their best-matched training plan, we have a video featuring our Head Coach Chad. All Successful Off-Road Cyclists Follow a Training Plan Coach Chad’s training plans are broken up into three sequential phases:…

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How to Train For Cyclocross After a Season of Road Racing

Cliches aside, cyclocross is coming. In my 25 years of MTB and road racing, I’m venturing into all new territory. For athletes getting ready for ‘cross season with me, here’s a first-hand look at how to train for cyclocross and what I’m doing to prepare for my first cyclocross championship. Of all cycling disciplines, I’d venture…

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