Pro Cycling Tips

BY JEREMY HUNT

Pain and suffering come hand-in-hand with cycle sport. Dealing with it is largely in your head.
Coping With Suffering

If you want to go fast on a bike you'll have to experience pain, unfortunately.

Road salt and grit is very hard on bikes, so it is worth having a dedicated winter bike.
Winter Bike

Road salt and grit is very hard on bikes, so it is worth having a dedicated winter bike.

A friendly reminder about safety on the bike
Safe Cycling Tips

A friendly reminder about safety on the bike. Have a serious think about it.

More isn't better. That is an important thing to understand as you try to improve as a cyclist
The Art of Rest

More isn't better. That is an important thing to understand as you try to improve as a cyclist

Hell Ride 2020 lockdown edition
The Hell Ride and ZWIFT tips

A few Zwift performance tips from the 2019 e-racing champion Jesse Riley and Hell Ride details

Ergo training can be made more interesting with apps like Zwift, Road Grand Tours
How to stay fit during lockdown

How to stay fit and in a positive mental space till our training and racing can resume as no...

These intervals are a favourite of the pros. Handle carefully as they are dynamite.
3030s Explained

These intervals are a favourite of the pros. Handle carefully as they are dynamite.

Unless the crash was very minor, we advise to get checked by a specialist
Injured after a crash

Why you shouldn't self diagnose.

Jetlag really affects your performance
JET LAG AND CYCLING PERFORMANCE

Jetlag really affects your performance here's how to get over it faster

Ryan is a great example of what can be achieved in 1 year
Featured Athlete Ryan Brodie

Ryan Brodie lost over 80kg in one year and started winning elite races using Formfinder

Explosive power, the right gear and keep at it
Sprint Training Tips

Not everyone can win a bunch sprint but you must be able to win from a small group.

Keep it smooth and look after everyone and a high average speed will follow
Bunch Riding Tips

Keep it smooth and look after everyone and a high average speed will follow.

on cobbles, correct tyre pressure is essential
What tyre pressure do pros use at Paris-Roubaix?

Tyre pressure on the cobbles has always been top secret. It's not as low as you might think.

Not a rest day but a well earned rest
Day after a rest day

We all need to rest to get better, but it can make you feel like lead the day after.

Keep it clean - avoid mechanicals and injuries
BIKE CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Keep the bike clean - avoid mechanicals and injuries.

It is rare to get to the finish alone. You almost always have to sprint to win. If you don't practice then you won't improve.
How to be a better sprinter

It is rare to get to the finish alone. You almost always have to sprint to win. If you don't...

Julian Alaphilippe wins the 2018 Fleche Wallonne, a race that ends on a short, steep climb
How to attack a short steep climb

Typically found at the end of races, this is a highly trainable ability.

Jan Ullrich tended to push big gears in the mountains - hours of strength endurance work
Strength Endurance

SE training has helped many a pro cyclist over the years

Tom Boonen of the Quickstep Team riding in echelon formation
How to ride in crosswinds

Belgian riders know how to ride in the wind. What they do differently.

Cyclists in the Tour of Spain
Training Preparation

It is vital to prepare properly, otherwise there is more to go wrong. Don't waste your time ...

SRM powermeters are accurate and reliable, but expensive and heavy
Training with power

It's not about going hard all the time, it's about training smart.

Chris Froome gets lab tested
Power Training Zones

At FormFinder, we use the seven zones developed by Dr. Andy Coggan for training with power.

The Astana team spin their legs on indoor trainers during a cancelled stage of the Giro in 2013
Workout Room Set Up

The home trainer is a great way to get fit in a quick amount of time. Here's how I recommend...

Greg Lemond wins the World Championship Road Race in 1989
Race Preparation

Race success starts well before the flag drops. Prepare well and you'll give yourself the be...

Gabba jackets for the Italian team at the 2013 World Road Race Championships
Wet Weather Riding and Racing

Riding in the rain doesn't have to be that bad. Make life easier with these tips.





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