The Science of the Tour de France: Training secrets of the world's best cyclists

The Science of the Tour de France: Training secrets of the world's best cyclists

by James Witts

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472921703
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Witts has a background in sports science, and is a writer for a number of magazines, including Cyclist, New Scientist, BikesEtc, 220 Triathlon, Runner’s World, Men’s Health and GQ.

Table of Contents

The Prologue 6

1 Power Meters: The Birthplace of Modern Cycling 10

2 Bike Fitting: Position, Prepare Perform 30

3 Fuelling Up to the Tour 50

4 Training for the Tour 68

5 Bike and Wheel Innovation 84

6 Supplementing Speed: Clothing, Helmets and Saddles 108

7 In Search of Oxygen 126

8 Pyrenees and Alps: Ascending to the Gods 146

9 Race Fuelling 166

10 Rapid Recovery 184

11 Beat the Heat 204

12 Marginal Gains 2.0 224

Glossary 232

Index 235

Picture Credits 240

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