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An Analysis of CANYON//SRAM’s Elena Cecchini’s Runner-Up Finish at the 2017 Ronde van Drenthe

  

Canyon SRAM Racing’s Elena Cecchini took a gamble in the final 10K of the race that paid off. Here’s a look at what she, her coach and her data can tell us about how it all went down.


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Integrating Strength Work During Race Season

  

Strength work is a valuable part of your training regimen both as a way to improve power output and for preventing injuries. Here’s a guide for how to continue to reap the benefits of strength work even during racing season.


How to Prepare for a Century Ride

  

Whether it’s your first century or your 20th, many of the same training rules apply. However, depending on the type of rider you are (say a weekend warrior versus a mostly indoor session-only type), you may have to prioritize certain types of workouts in order to prepare in the most efficient way possible.


3 Ways to Heat Acclimatize When You Live in a Cold Climate

  

Most triathletes plan for everything on race day—except the heat. Prepare your body for hot weather beforehand using these three acclimation strategies coupled with a solid hydration and nutrition plan for a successful race.


How Zwift Academy, TrainingPeaks and the CANYON//SRAM Racing Team are Modernizing Talent Identification Programs

  

When 38-year-old Leah Thorvilson—a former elite marathon runner with relatively little cycling experience—joined the 2016 Zwift Academy, she was simply looking for a way to rehab from surgery. What she got instead was a pro cycling contract and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Power Analysis: Cannondale-Drapac’s Will Clarke at Milan San Remo

  

In his first Milan San Remo, Cannondale-Drapac’s Will Clarke managed to get in the main break early on and stay in it for most of this grueling, 291-kilometer long spring classic. Here’s an inside look into what his power file tells us about his race.


Caffeine: How it Works For and Against Your Performance

  

Plenty of athletes rely on caffeine to help power them through their busy schedules. Studies show that coffee can have positive health benefits, but there are caveats to just how much and how often you should hit that Starbucks.


How to Optimize Your Recovery by Hydrating Properly

  

When you are in heavy training, you need to pay extra attention to your fluid and sodium intake post-exercise in order to recover properly and prepare for your next workout.


Using Your “Personal Yardstick” to Measure Progress

  

The key to measuring your progress toward any goal is understanding that you are the one who creates the metric system.


Why Triathletes Should Learn Multiple Swim Strokes

  

While most triathletes never bother to learn butterfly or breaststroke, there are many benefits—including injury prevention and an improved freestyle technique— to focusing on other competitive swim strokes. Here’s how to get started.


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