Ok, for various reasons I’m not going to be able to do a major European sportive next summer. So, a buddy and I have set on the Tour of Flanders in April instead.
Here’s the course profile: https://www.werideflanders.com/en/parcours/#6849412
So, lots of flats, with typically short, punchy climbs. But it is pretty long - c.240km.
Obviously, this is now a different scenario to 160km in the Alps in June/July.
I’m currently following an MV sweet spot program with my A event set for start of July.
Given how things have now changed, what would people recommend? My friend, who is as old school as chalk and blackboards, is of the ‘loads and loads of z2’ opinion. But that isn’t terribly practical over the winter whilst working full time.
For reference, I can probably spare 10-12 hours per week (Max), am at c.3.7w/kg, and don’t have much spare weight to lose!
Thanks in advance