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Press Release – Thomas Prehn, former U.S. Pro Champ, Discusses Racing Tactics for Cyclists

Author and former U.S. Pro Championship winner Thomas Prehn will make a special presentation at the Wall Street Borders Bookstore at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 31st. Visit the Wall Street Borders to learn more about winning strategies for racing and have Prehn sign your copy of Racing Tactics. Admission is FREE. Wall Street Borders Bookstore100 BroadwayNew York, NY 10005Phone: 212.964.19885:00 PM About the book:Competitive cycling is about utilizing good technique and having a strong tactical sense, or “race smarts.” While it’s true that the most physically prepared cyclists usually finish,

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Author and former U.S. Pro Championship winner Thomas Prehn will make a special presentation at the Wall Street Borders Bookstore at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 31st. Visit the Wall Street Borders to learn more about winning strategies for racing and have Prehn sign your copy of Racing Tactics.

Admission is FREE.

Wall Street Borders Bookstore
100 Broadway
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212.964.1988
5:00 PM

About the book:
Competitive cycling is about utilizing good technique and having a strong tactical sense, or “race smarts.” While it’s true that the most physically prepared cyclists usually finish, they don’t always win. In his own 14-year racing career, Thomas Prehn proved that using smart tactics can humble even the most potent rival.

Prehn sets out to help cyclists avoid common race mistakes and ride intelligently. You may have dedicated hours to training and improving your level of fitness. Now that you can race, here is how to race.

Useful topics include:
· “Reading” a race to anticipate the outcome
· Criterium and stage race tactics
· When to attack, and when to lay back
· Pace lines, echelons, blocking, and breakaways
· How to stay informed during a race and deal with disasters

Prehn supplements his advice with anecdotes and memorable race moments as well as instructional diagrams throughout the book. Racing Tactics for Cyclists is a toolbox offering you proven tricks of the trade for your current cycling program.

About the author:
Thomas Prehn has been involved in cycling since the early 1970s. He won the 1986 USPRO road championship and he was a consistent top finisher in U.S. national championship races throughout his career. He was also a member of the winning U.S. national time trial team in 1982. Prehn is now director of Cat Eye Service & Research Center and president of his own consumer research and consulting firm, Boulder Sports Research.

This event is supported by Toga Bike Shop, Gotham Bikes, Century Road Club Association and the Wall Street Borders Book Store.