What kind of workload does a rider need to achieve in the weeks and months leading up to the Tour de France? What kind of power numbers do they need to hit? And what new techniques can help the preparation? Allen Lim has been working with Tejay van Garderen of EF Education First. Here, he recounts all the training that has been done to get van Garderen ready for the start of the Tour.
Episode 1 brings you the genesis story of Allen Lim, PhD, from racing against the likes of Jonathan Vaughters and George Hincapie as a junior to coaching Floyd Landis and George W. Bush to being shunned from the sport and ultimately coming back on his own terms.
In episode 77, we hear from coaches, athletes, and cycling experts with decades of experience, from fitting to training, nutrition to race craft, about the biggest mistakes even pros make — and how to avoid them.
Retired pro Will Dugan organizes Project Supertraining, supported rides that provide a pro-like training experience for amateur (and some pro) riders. The rides also direct money and attention to charitable causes. VeloNews went along for the ride over Memorial Day Weekend.