Written for the experienced road cyclist, this book shows team riders how to ride in a race, explains the importance of position, and discusses individual and team racing tactics. Each type of road raceone-days, stage races, criteriumsis covered, along with the technical riding skills and mental strategies needed to succeed. Also included is information on handling prologues, recovering from a crash or flat tire, resting during a race, and evaluating the competition.
|Product dimensions:||7.02(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.52(d)|
About the Author
Pelkey is an editor at Velo News.
Table of Contents
|Preface: Tactics for Everyone||xiii|
|Introduction: Bicycle Racing: An Exercise of the Body and Mind||xvii|
|1||A Tactical Toolbox||1|
|4||Blocking: The Art of Being Uncooperative||81|
|5||Wind, Hills, and Other Challenges||91|
|6||The Importance of Staying Informed||107|
|7||Dealing with the Disasters||115|
|8||Tricks of the Trade||125|
|9||Time to Sprint: The Charge to the Line||141|
|10||The Criterium: A Tactical Microcosm||155|
|12||Honing Your Skills: Bike, Mind, and Body||173|
|About the Authors||219|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm only a recreational cyclist and not at all interested in competing. I understood "drafting" but not much else about bicycle racing, assuming that the guy with greatest speed and endurance wins. Wrong! Thomas Prehn has explained how to maneuver within the pack, avoiding being blocked and trapped, how to create a "breakaway" as well as how to reel one back, what it means and how to "pull along" a fallen rider and all sorts of tactics and techniques that I never imagined but will now certainly watch for. His tactical tips and clear illustrated explanations should be helpful to anyone interested in bicycle racing.