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The Best of 2017: Our Top 5 Cycling Articles

From top trainer workouts to fan-favorite file analysis, here’s the top-five cycling articles we offered up in 2017.

If the weather outside is frightful, now is the perfect time to set up that indoor trainer and let the good times roll. Check out some of our most popular trainer workouts, and get inspired to increase your FTP after reading about how Cannondale-Drapac’s Rigoberto Urán clinched the runner-up spot during this year’s Tour de France.  

1. 3 Trainer Workouts to Beat the Holiday Madness by Lindsay Zemba Leigh

If cramming in that indoor session in between trips to the mall and obligatory holiday office parties seems impossible—don’t fret. All you need is one of these holiday-inspired sessions to blow off some steam and incinerate some of those gingerbread cookies you’ve been enjoying so much. The best part? Each workout is a hour or less!

2. 5 Trainer Workouts to Help You Stay Fresh This Winter by Chris Baddick

There are some advantages to being stuck indoors on a trainer. Yes, it means you can finally get caught up on Game of Thrones, but it also means you can focus on some technique and strength work that might otherwise be unsafe out on the open road. Try one of these five workouts to dial in your skills and build early season strength and speed.

3. All-Out Miracle Intervals to Improve Average Power by Gale Bernhardt

Whether you’re in the middle of racing season or just looking to improve your power ahead of next year, by balancing some easy sessions with this once-a-week all-out interval ride, you’ll see a bump in your average power in as little as six weeks.

4. 5 Simple Ways to Increase Bike Power by Tyrone Holmes

If you’re looking to improve your racing results, there is no better way than by increasing your ability to push higher watts over a given distance. In the first of our two-part series, we highlight some detailed drills, workouts and techniques for increasing your bike power output.

5. Stage 19-20 Power Analysis: Rigoberto Urán’s Road to Glory by Stephen Gallagher

In what turned out to be a highly eventful year at Le Tour, Team Cannondale-Drapac pulled out several unexpected, knock-out performances. Chief among them was dark horse GC contender Rigoberto Urán, who clinched the runner-up spot after a decisive final time-trial in Marseille. Here we outline several power files from the team’s top riders as they made their way toward the Champs-Élysées.  

Need more tips and workouts to fuel your 2018 racing and training goals? Check out the  rest of our year-in-review series, including top-five articles about multisport, running, nutrition, and strength training, and learn more about how TrainingPeaks can help you reach your goals.  

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