Cyclocross: Training + Technique

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Cornering in snow, jumping hurdles, dismounting and remounting, powering through sand, mud, and ice—it must be cyclocross season.

From the expert on cyclocross racing and training comes this fully updated and expanded edition of the only definitive guide to cycling’s most exciting and technical sport.

Beginners and cyclocross veterans alike will benefit from Simon Burney’s comprehensive presentation of racing ...

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Overview

Cornering in snow, jumping hurdles, dismounting and remounting, powering through sand, mud, and ice—it must be cyclocross season.

From the expert on cyclocross racing and training comes this fully updated and expanded edition of the only definitive guide to cycling’s most exciting and technical sport.

Beginners and cyclocross veterans alike will benefit from Simon Burney’s comprehensive presentation of racing techniques and tactics, fully illustrated with photos of elite riders in top form.

Updated coverage of equipment and bike fit will help newcomers get off to a good start with the proper gear, while an expanded training section provides daily, weekly, and monthly planning guidance, with tips for on- and off-road training as well as run training.

Improve your skills, plan your training season, and choose the best equipment with a helping hand from the master of cyclocross.

Simon Burney, a former professional cyclocross racer and a British team mechanic at several world cyclocross championships, has spent the last twenty years managing cyclocross and mountain bike teams, during which time he has worked with some of the top ’cross riders in the world. Since 2000, he has served as the Performance Mountain Bike Team Manager for British Cycling and continues to manage the national team at the Cyclocross World Championships.

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Editorial Reviews

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“It’s hard to imagine any cyclocross racer—or potential racer—who wouldn’t find a way to get faster by reading Burney’s new edition. Burney gave the classic cyclocross book a thorough make-over. Equipment, training and technique sections were all brought up-to-date by a writer who is involved in the sport at its highest levels."—Cyclocrossworld.com
 
"What Simon Burney doesn't know about cyclocross isn't worth knowing at all!"—Ian Field, British Championship medallist
 
"Cyclocross Training and Technique by Simon Burney gives an excellent compilation of information and experience for everyone involved with the exciting cycling discipline."Peter Van den Abeele, Union Cycliste Internationale Cyclocross Coordinator, former Belgian Elite National Champion, Two-time Olympian
 
"Simon Burney knows cyclocross inside out. He writes with authority based on his experience as a rider, coach, and team manager. This is the book for 'cross enthusiasts from novice to elite levels."—Liam Killeen, World Mountain Bike Champion (U23) and British National Cyclocross Champion (U23) and Elite Silver Medallist
 
"Burney has updated the venerable 'cross Bible from top to bottom. It might not be a sacrilege to call it a NEW testament! This new edition provides advice for women, juniors, and cross-overs from mountain bike or road bike racing. There is no doubt that all racers or potential racers will find something of interest and value in cyclocross. The technique sections are improved with new photos (many featuring Tim Johnson), and his equipment advice is knowledgeable, specific and opinionated, just how I like it."—Steve Frothingham, Pezcyclingnews.com
 
"I scored myself a copy of Simon Burney's original hardback edition of Cyclocross long before I ever bought an actual cyclocross bike, reasoning that a guy doesn't join a congregation without reading its bible."—Patrick O'Grady, Mad Dog Media
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030059
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Burney, a former professional cyclocross racer and a British team mechanic at several world cyclocross championships, has spent the last twenty years managing cyclocross and mountain bike teams, during which time he has worked with some of the top ’cross riders in the world. Since 2000, he has served as the Performance Mountain Bike Team Manager for British Cycling and continues to manage the national team at the Cyclocross World Championships.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD
’CROSSWORD
 
Introduction
 
1 Getting Started
2 Equipment
3 Techniques and Tactics
4 Training Basics
5 Training Components
6 Racing
7 The Role of the Mechanic
8 Looking after Yourself
9 Cyclocross International
 
RECOMMENDED READING
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

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