Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Go to Basket/Checkout | Sign In | +44 (0)1455 611185
Visit the Cordee Facebook wall View our Tweets!

 
Cycling » Training & Fitness
Triathlon » Training & Fitness

Reading the Race

Bike Racing from Inside the Peleton


£14.99 
 

In Reading the Race, veteran pro bike racer and 2013 Vuelta winner, Chris Horner and race announcer Jamie Smith team up to show cyclists how to win races with race smarts. Armed with strategies and tactics learned over thousands of races, cyclists and cycling fans will learn how to read a race - and how to react.

The Tour de France is so difficult to win that for a century it has been tradition for the champion to share the winnings with his teammates. This acknowledgment of the value of team strategy and tactics is commonplace at the top level of cycling, where the sport is all about teamwork. Yet every amateur cyclist who lines up at the start of the weekend criterium thinks he's in it to win it. By drawing up clever race plans, forming ad hoc teams, and reading the race accurately these riders can transform themselves from loose cannons to podium contenders.

Even better-organised amateur teams have a lot to overcome. The spectrum of fitness and motivation on a Cat III cycling team is gaping wide. Horner and Smith show how even the most mismatched team can employ strategies and race smarts to better their chances of finishing in the prize money.

For team captains who dream of the podium, to the teammates who make it happen, to bike racing fans who have no dream of racing, Reading the Race offers a veteran's eye view of how the race can be won.

Table of Contents:-

1: WHAT'S MY MOTIVATION?
2: BASIC TRAINING
3: PACK RIDING AND OTHER SKILLS
4: HANDLING SPEED
5: ATTACKING
6: WINNING AND OTHER LOFTY GOALS
7: SPRINTING
8: TIME TRIALS
9: HIGH ALERT
10: ASSEMBLING THE PERFECT TEAM
11: GOALS
12: GO RACE

Phraseology
Gear Chart
Index
About the Authors


Chris Horner is a professional bike racer and veteran among the peloton. His popular Tour de France video diaries on VeloNews.com revealed Horner's uncanny photographic memory for every moment of a race and built his reputation as one of the smartest road captains in the sport. A three-time national racing calendar champion, winner of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana, Tour de Langkawi, the Tour de Georgia, the Tour of the Basque Country, and the Tour of California, Horner led the 2012 U.S. Olympic squad where his veteran counsel and unflappable temper made him the go-to guy for tactics, race smarts, and planning.

When he's not on his bike or out in front of the race announcing, Jamie Smith is a cycling evangelist. His first book Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer celebrates the eccentric, monkish life that the roadie embraces.

Sorry no stock. We're waiting for stock to arrive.

£14.99
 

Cordee Code: CTB379
No of Pages: 256
Page Size: 178 x 228 mm
ISBN 10: 1937715108
ISBN 13: 9781937715106
Publisher: Velo Press
Published Date: October 2013
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: B+W Illustrations
Weight: 520g

Other titles of interest:


Team 7-Eleven

America's Greatest Cycling Team

£19.99 
 CTB100

Waiting for Stock


The Power Meter Handbook

User's guide for cyclists and triathletes

£13.99 
 CTB177

Waiting for Stock


Tom Danielson's Core Advantage

Core Strength for Cycling's Winning Edge

£15.99 
 CTB224

In Stock

 
  Click to Close [X]  

Cordee Ltd • 11 Jacknell Road • Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate • Hinckley • LE10 3BS • UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1455 611185 • Fax: +44 (0) 1455 635687

© 2017 Cordee Ltd. All rights reserved.