Ambitious BMC Racing Team Training Camp Underway

The BMC Racing Team is targeting ambitious goals and breaking new ground in its first pre-season training camp of the 2014 season. Busy Agenda BMC Racing Team Sporting Manager Allan Peiper said one aspect of the week-long camp in Spain is creating cohesion among the nearly 100 riders, managers and staff that comprise the organization. "Everyone must know exactly what is expected of them," … [Read more...]

Cycling “logic”… The Ultimate List by System Six

When we say "clipless" shoes, we of course mean ones that have clips The derailleur keeps the chain from derailing Not only can you get dropped from a no-drop ride, but when you do the pack will wait up ahead so you can get dropped over and over again Hills are like the weather, everybody complains, but nobody does anything about it The laziest person in the pack is often the best … [Read more...]

Cavendish ‘OK’ After Training Crash

LONDON, Nov 19, 2012 - British cycling star Mark Cavendish has said he is "relatively ok" after colliding with a car while training in Italy. Cavendish, the 2011 world road race champion, who has a home in Tuscany, told his Twitter followers on Monday: "Went & hit the back of a car that slammed on today in training. Wasn't ideal. Apart from a bruised arm, I'm relatively ok. If … [Read more...]

Simple Is As Simple Does

Written By: Josh Horowitz -Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling At the Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling team’s winter training camp, we hosted Wonderful Pistachios employees for a weekend of skills clinics and training. It was an exciting weekend with some great riding and bonding and everyone left in high spirits, motivated to ride more and become better all around cyclists. The problem with … [Read more...]

Quick-Step Cycling Team Under 23 Training Camp: “It was a great experience”

The Quick-Step Cycling Team training camp dedicated to Under-23 riders ended today. Ten athletes from Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Norway, Eritrea and Latvia had the privilege of living the day-to-day reality of Quick-Step Cycling Team. The project is part of a larger group of initiatives dedicated to young riders that the team has been putting into place for the past few … [Read more...]

Quick-Step Cycling Team in Search of Young Talents

10-Jun-2011: Next week Quick-Step Cycling Team will launch the first in a series of initiatives reserved for young riders. From Tuesday the 14th to Friday the 17th of June, Quick-Step Cycling Team will host the first “Quick-Step Training Camp” in Belgium dedicated to the Under 23 riders. It will be four days of work for some of the most promising Under 23’s coming from Belgium, Holland, … [Read more...]

The Art of Climbing – Part II

Written by: Josh Horowitz (Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling Team) In Climbing Part I we discussed the tactics of sprinting as the Queen of the chess board analogy. Great climbing can seem to be as straightforward as a Rook or a Bishop’s path in that the fittest is assumed to win. But in reality, climbing is a much more subtle and complicated skill that encompasses not just fitness but … [Read more...]

Power Meter Training for Cyclists PART 1

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Strength, Leg Speed and Power

Written by: Josh Horowitz ( Strength, Leg Speed and Power. What are they and how do they interact? How do we train them, why and when? When I start with a new client, they often inform me that their legs are weak and they need to work on strength. They’ve come to this conclusion based on the fact that their muscles are often the first thing to give out during a hard … [Read more...]

The Complete Rest Phase

Written by: Josh Horowitz ( The World Championships were held a few weekends ago and the weather in Los Angeles has miraculously dropped almost 40 degrees in the space of 3 days. Faster than the leaves falling and the sunlight fading, the Euro scene will soon be hibernating. However, here in Southern California, even a cold day means a high in the low 60s and many riders are … [Read more...]