Stage 12 of the Tour de France was slated to finish at the top of Mont Ventoux. Due to the extreme gale force winds at the top of the climb, the course has been shortened by 6.5km. Ryan Cooper, the Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split, shows how the weather will affect the stage and explains the power needed for the top riders to take the win.
The pressure to perform on race day can quickly take the enjoyment out of training and racing. Using simulation training can help you be more confident and relax your mind and body in order to perform your best on race day.
The Tour de France pushes riders to their limits for three weeks. From fast flat stages to punishing mountain top finishes, no stage allows the riders to relax. We take a look at some of the power numbers produced by the pros.
Climbing mountains brings a great sense of joy and accomplishment while exacting a very heavy toll on the body. Get better at climbing with Coach Taylor Thomas’ insights into the physiology, psychology, and science of climbing faster.
Olympic distance triathlons are a great test for triathletes of all levels. For athletes attempting their first Olympic distance race, these tips from coach Allie Burdick will help you be prepared to reach your goals.
Spriters are a unique type of cyclist that must possess several different qualities. This slideshare explains the physical build of a sprinter, their physiology, and how they get their burst of speed.
Running with power is a new frontier, and there are many questions that are still unanswered. However, Dr. Andrew Coggan continues to find new metrics that add understanding and meaning to the data. Learn about the new Run Dashboard he has created, which include four new charts and several new metrics.
There are many different types of stretching, and through the years, many have fallen in and out of fashion with experts. Karl Reicken, Coordinator of Performance Testing at the National Training Center, explains the latest research on static stretching and provides some surprising insights.
With the wealth of data now available to coaches, being selective about which data is the most important is a must. Coach Alan Couzens outlines the three metrics that are priority for him and explains how he uses them to both analyze and prescribe workouts.
Lionel Sanders is known as a strong cyclist and he displayed that again on his way to winning IRONMAN 70.3 Mt. Tremblant. Take a look at his power numbers to see just how hard he goes on race day.
Group rides are a staple for many cyclists, but they can be intimidating for new riders. Use these tips from coach O’brien Forbes to increase your skill level, ride safely with others, improve your fitness, and enjoy riding with a group.
Analyzing your data is simpler than you may think. This video from Global Cycling Network explains the top five metrics you can use to efficiently analyze your data using TrainingPeaks.
TrainingPeaks co-founder and power expert Dirk Friel shares the secrets of how he analyzes a Tour de France power file.
Race week is a very stressful time and how you handle that stress can have a big impact on your ability to perform on race day. Coach Lance Watson has tips on how you can plan ahead and manage race day stress so you can reach your goals.
For masters athletes, balancing training time with the rest of life can be difficult. These four steps can help you stay on track to meet your goals while not sacrificing other parts of your life.
Your warm-up should prepare you for your event without wearing you out. Coach Taylor Thomas explains the reason you need a good warm up, and outlines two different ways you can prepare to be your best on race day.
Even when training in three different sports, triathlon training can be monotonous. Professional triathlete and 30 year veteran of the sport Laura Bennett outlines how she has used athletes around her to stay motivated and enjoy her training while still working towards her own goals.
With a focus on developing the next group of World Tour riders, the SEG Racing Academy works hard to make sure that each rider gets the individual training they need to reach their goal. Read more about how the team managers and coaches are able to tailor each rider's program to get the maximum from their training.
Every athlete has imbalances, but identifying them on your own can be difficult. Coach Heather Hagan outlines movements you can do to pinpoint your own imbalances and exercises to correct them.
There is plenty of data to track in the sport of triathlon. However, what you track and how you track it can make a difference between useful data and confusing numbers. Use these tips from Bethany Rutledge to make sure you are being smart and using data to your advantage.