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Toolbox: Paolini’s Tactical Masterclass

This is the time of year when we should be reveling in the spring classics. Nothing beats these races for pure spectacle, with its 'there's no tomorrow' ethos of all-out racing. One of the best examples of great racing tactics and sport…

(De)training in a Pandemic

Toolbox: No bike racing and indoor training are not the end of the world - and neither is this break in your cycling fitness. Here's what to expect and how to make the most of the recent change in plans.

Improving Pain Tolerance Through HIIT

TOOLBOX: Cycling is lauded as a sport of suffering and who can put up with the most pain. Is this pain tolerance trainable? And if so, are some types of training better than others at increasing pain tolerance?

First Endurance Optygen HP Review

I have previously tested a variety of First Endurance products in isolation, but in preparation for gravel races earlier this year, I used a suite of their products. This started with their new Optygen-HP supplements, and included their EFS…

Motivational Self-Talk: Say You, Say Me?

Toolbox: Self-talk has been used very successfully by both scientists and athletes to improve their performance. However, does it matter HOW you talk to yourself? Is it better to keep your talk in the first person tense or distance yourself…

Paris-Ancaster 2020 – Get Ready!

A gravel grinder classic before such things even existed, Paris-Ancaster is a highlight of the Canadian spring cycling season. Our gravel/CX fiend Stephen Cheung looks back at his 2017 humbling on the Ontario roads and trails...