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.
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.
In episode 76, we discuss the importance of balancing recovery with training stress, and the best tools to help you decide when to keep pushing, and when to rest.