Biking

Analysing Froome's Performance

At 23 minutes 14 seconds, Team Sky rider Chris Froome set the all-time 3rd fastest mark up Bonascre AX3 Domaines on Stage 8 of the 2013 Tour de France. His time was fast enough to beat Lance...

The Ted King Scandal

Within the first meters of the Tour de France’s 4th stage, a 25-Kilometer Team Time Trial, American Ted King, of Cannondale Pro...

Alleycat Bike Racing: Major Events

Hundreds of alleycats are held each year in the U.S. and beyond. Most are small, grass-roots events promoted only by word of mouth and social media. These races below represent a...

Alleycat Bike Racing for Beginners

Hundreds of bikes lay everywhere, stacked against dumpsters and brick walls. A crowd was swelling around me, high-fiving and joking with nervous anticipation. Then someone was...

Alleycat Bike Racing: Talk the Talk

Manifest: A paper cluesheet with addresses or directions to the race’s mandatory checkpoints. Racers obtain stamps (at manned checkpoints) or write in clues at...

Alleycat Bike Racing: Essential Gear

Some alleycats require racers to ride fixed-gear bikes, but most are open to anything with two wheels and a chain, from mountain bikes to clunky commuters. Beyond the bike, here are...

Cycling Mistake #10: Training Like a Pro

Recovery is the key to adaptation and increased fitness, but the pros aren’t your best role models. While a three-hour-long ride may be an easy day for Cadel Evans, that likely makes up...

Cycling Mistake #7: Relying on Bars and Gels

You’re afraid to eat real food because you think bars and gels are formulated for peak performance. But they aren’t always. Especially in hot conditions, bars, gels, and many sports...

Cycling Mistake #6: Thinking More is Better

You miss your Monday workout, so you double up on Tuesday. Bad call. “It’s about consistency and controlled damaged,” says Lim. On the bike, you improve by slowly chipping away...

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