For sprinters in Grand Tours, it’s a polarized world to the extreme. Suffer and survive the mountains in the hopes of sprint stage glory. What does it take for a world-class sprinter to tackle the Tour de France?
It happens every Spring - the first few group rides of the year brutally reawaken the realities of the highly variable nature of racing. What are the neuromuscular differences affecting riding fatigue between hard constant efforts and group races?
Riding Grand Tours is about the hardest athletic gig that you can find. Over the years, scientists have tracked the power demands and its impact on different physiological systems. A new study explores how GTs affect respiratory function and symptoms.
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 to the second person tense?
Toolbox: Summer season is in full swing and the local fast group training ride is moving into high speed. What’s the best way to approach these local hammer sessions, both for training and for performance?
And just like that, the use of ketones in Pro cycling made the headlines again after Tom Dumoulin announced he was quitting the Movement for Credible Cycling, mainly due to MPCC's objection regarding the use of ketones. But do ketones actually improve performance? A timely new research provides some novel insights.