While it is true that fitness is fitness, the best path to success in racing is to match your training and fitness to the requirements of the event. Let’s take a look at some of the gravel races I’ve done in 2018 to see what’s specific about gravel competitions.
Gravel racing has exploded over the past few years, forging a powerful niche in the cycling world with its blend of the more laid-back but challenging gran fondo, the power and speed of road racing, and the good old-fashioned fun of mountain biking. As more and more riders take the plunge and sign up for their first gravel event, they often have questions on how to prepare and train for it.
Gravel Series Intro: I’ve ridden and raced on the road for more than 30 years now, but over the past decade, cyclocross has served as my gateway drug into the emerging world of gravel. It’s about time that I start spreading the gospel, so we will start a regular series in 2019 about all things gravel.