The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide taps into the minds of the riders, coaches and experts who have experienced or raced the Tour de France first hand.
The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide taps into the minds of the riders, coaches and experts who have experienced or raced the Tour de France first hand. Giving amateur cyclists the insider knowledge on how to adapt their training, nutrition and mental preparation for potentially their toughest day out on a bike.
Alongside lifelong advice to improve your cycling performance, the book gives structured guidance on how to plan your season, incorporating some of the key training and nutrition strategies adopted by professional cyclists. This also includes unlocking and decoding training data, which has become a key aspect of cycling training, utilising training off the bike as well as on it and breaking down the psychological barriers that can hold some cyclists back.
Paul Knott is a cycling journalist, who has worked across Cycling Weekly's digital, video and magazine portfolio - specialising in fitness and racing news. This has led to him covering some of the biggest races on the cycling calendar including Paris-Roubaix, Criterium du Dauphine and the Tour de France. As a keen cyclist himself, he has ridden many of the iconic climbs in the alps, Pyrenees and Vosges mountains as well as completing the legendary La Marmotte Granfondo.
Table Of Contents:
Introduction • Planning Your Training • Types of Training • Bike Fitting • Nutrition • Deciphering Data • Riding Efficiently • Words of Wisdom • Bike Handling • Rest and Recovery • Off the Bike Training • How the Pro's Prepare • Training Tools • Training Programme Tables • Psychology • Climbs of the Tour de France • Training Camps • Taking on the Etape • Glossary • Index.
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