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Base Training Myths, Cycling Team Roles, MTB Stage Racing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 281
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Base Training Myths, Cycling Team Roles, MTB Stage Racing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 281

What happens when you do high intensity efforts during base training, what it was like for Amber to be a pro domestique, and tips for beginner racers on their first year of racing and mountain bike stage races. Tune into Episode 281 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast for this and more!


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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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.


Pro Tips for Sprinting When Your Breakaway Fails

Not every breakaway is successful, but your race doesn’t have to be over just because you got caught. These pro tips will help when you need to sprint for the win after your breakaway fails.


First Race Expectations, Beating the Breakaway, Rest Week Diets and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 242

Setting expectations for the first race of the season, race tactics for when you miss the break, what to eat during a rest week and more is all covered in Episode 242 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Injury Prevention, Cross Winds, Tactics for Small Teams and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 238

Special guest Amber Pierce joins the team to discuss injury prevention by foam rolling vs stretching, maintaining stability in cross winds, developing a team race strategy and more in Episode 238 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Tactics for Bigger Riders, Extra Recovery, Racing a New Category and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 235

The benefits of being a larger rider, when to add extra recovery, staying competitive after an upgrade to cat 2 and more will be discussed in Episode 235 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Group Ride Tactics, Green Tea, Overreaching and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 213

Group ride tactics to help you move through the field, how green tea affects endurance performance, how to recognize, overcome and avoid overreaching and much more, all covered in Episode 213 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Is Alcohol the Reason You’re Not Getting Faster?

Alcohol is intimately related to cycling and racing in general. Post-ride trail brews, podium champagne and “recovery beers” are all a regular part of our cycling vernacular and culture, but if you’re trying to take your training seriously, should they be? The effects of alcohol on performance can be narrowed down to two things: how…


3 Advanced Tools Cyclists Can Use To Measure Fat Loss or Weight Loss

The goal of every cyclist is to optimize their power-to-weight ratio (w/kg). More power with less weight is going to make you faster —but how do you know if you are losing the right type of weight? Today’s post explores three methods cyclists can employ to measure their weight loss with precision. Overview Fat does…



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