Chris Carmichael

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Anatomy of a Productive Rest Day

The peloton has been looking forward to the first rest day of the 2006 Tour de France. The first week of the race has been fast and hard, and many men hit the ground at least once this week. This...

New Strategies Emerge After Time Trial

In Stage 8 of the 2006 Tour de France, we saw the beginning of a strategy that is likely to be prevalent throughout the second week of racing. Today's breakaway group contained Dave Zabriskie (CSC)...

Shaken, Stirred, and Dumped

After the short prologue time trial and the chaos of the first week, the first long individual time trial of the 2006 Tour de France was supposed to sort out the leaderboard and clear up any...

Wind Tunnel Testing Key to Time Trial Success

Great performances against the clock are essential to any rider's hopes of winning the Tour de France, and when you have to ride 32.3 miles (52 kilometers) as fast as you can, all by yourself, it...

Wide Open Race Dooming Breakaway Attempts

Stage 5 of the 2006 Tour de France played out according to the typical plan: A small breakaway group sat out front all day, only to be reeled in and passed a few miles before the finish. While this...

Contenders In Hiding...For Now

For yellow jersey contenders, the first week of the Tour de France is a contest to see who can use the least energy. Currently, it seems that Floyd Landis of the Phonak team and Levi Leipheimer from...

If At First You Don't Succeed

Matthias Kessler got his revenge on the sprinters this afternoon. After getting swarmed by the pack just 50 meters from the finish line yesterday, he struck out on his own again today, and this time...

That's One Lucky Viking

Depending on how you look at it, Thor Hushovd is either the luckiest man in cycling or he's cursed. Ever since powering his way into the yellow jersey in Saturday's prologue time trial, he's been...

The Big Picture Behind a Little Prologue

So, how important can an eight-minute effort be in the grand scheme of an event that lasts 23 days? With all the challenges ahead of the riders in this year's Tour de France, it may seem like they...

Express Train: Powered Ascent

You may never have what it takes to race up steep alpine passes like the best cyclists in the world, but that doesn't mean you can't benefit from their training secrets. You're using the same muscles...

Matching Nutrition to Your Evolving Training This Spring

Train right with tips and tricks and of the trade from Chris Carmichael and Carmichael Training Systems.

Big D

YOU KNOW HOW SOME STARS get all the attention, when it's really the supporting characters who carry the show? In the quest for better health, strength, and vitality, calcium is one nutrient that's...

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