Tour of Spain - Stage 7

Wind tunnel tests have given new clues on how to make aerodynamics work for you – and against your rivals. Up to 90% of a cyclist’s energy is used to push…

(Photo: Andrew McCandlish)

Despite the weirdly mild weather, winter is round the corner. The doom-merchants claim the El Nino effect has three months of snow and ice waiting in the wings. Whatever, it’s…

Mark Lansdown by Chris Auld

We often see professional riders stretched out on the massage couch after a Grand Tour stage, having any biomechanical issues addressed ahead of the next day’s racing. And now an…

Gabba cyclist by Jesse Wild

Adrenal fatigue is basically an alternative term for burnout or overtraining syndrome; the three terms are used synonymously, and while they have different subtleties, they are trespassing on the same…

Beetroot juice nitrate for web

Since research discovered beetroot juice could significantly improve aerobic performance, more and more cyclists have begun looking seriously at the red root vegetable as a means of getting an edge…

Oli Beales Microsoft Web - DG 09

Brought to you in conjunction with Microsoft. My name is Oliver, I’m 33 years old, I work as a construction health and safety manager and I’m three weeks into a…

strava-zwift

Strava Premium subscribers will receive two months of free Zwift subscription every year, following a partnership agreement between the two companies. Zwift, the online multiplayer cycling training game designed to…

no bake bar

The recovery window is one of the most important aspects of cycling performance. It’s here where you will rebuild damaged muscle tissue, refill empty glycogen stores and restore hydration levels.…

Bernie Eisel riding in the wind

Former pro Roger Hammond explains how to deal with strength-sapping gusts

Top of the range bike and kit in action in TT

Have you ever watched the pros on TV and fantasised over the bikes they’re riding, wondering what you could do if only you had that BMC Timemachine and a custom-tailored…

Avoid road rash: learn race craft

Unfortunately, if you ride enough, crashing is almost inevitable. The result is often lost skin where you have slid along the road. After suffering road rash, you’ll suffer a barrage…

Bradley Wiggins testing out the Pinarello K8-S

Watching pros battle for glory in your favourite race can make you want to emulate whatever it is they’re doing to go so fast. How many hours a week do…

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What really happens to your cycling fitness if you're forced to take an extended break from the saddle? Physiologist Andrew Hamilton explains the consequences of the time off the bike

keep fit at work

Many of us spend the vast majority of our working week sitting at a desk in front of computer, probably consuming more energy than we’re actually burning. But it can…

Undulating climb ascent varying gradient

Should you focus on going harder on the steep sections or the flatter sections of an undulating road? And would you even know if you were pushing too hard when…