We cyclists spend lots of time thinking about how to win bike races, but what if we should actually spend more time thinking about losing? Hear us out— maybe by better understanding what leads to an outcome we want to avoid, we can prevent common mistakes, and fine-tune our efforts to achieve better results. In that spirit, we present our top 15 most effective and time-honored ways to lose a bike race. Tested and perfected by generations of disappointed cyclists, these ill-advised techniques are guaranteed to work for you, too.
Detraining: What Happens When You Lose Fitness?
Fitness is never stagnant, and if you reduce training stress, you experience detraining. Find out what it is, why it happens, and the rate at which it occurs.