Complete a Classic/Monument Event (Check Description: Flat & Cobbles) + Receive $50 in Vouchers!

Author

Pav Bryan - BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru & Performance Director at Spokes.

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Length

14 Weeks

Typical Week

2 Day Off, 2 Other, 4 Bike

Longest Workout

7:30 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling gran fondo/century beginner intermediate advanced masters power based hr based tss based

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Summary

Includes Structured Workouts

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This plan has been designed by Pav Bryan Performance Director at Spokes and BikesEtc Magazine’s Cycling Guru.

This plan is designed for anyone taking on one of the flatter Classic events (for example, Omloop Het Niewsblad, Milan - San Remo (consider increasing the longer ride duration if doing MSR), E3, Gent - Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, Paris - Roubaix). If you are doing a hillier Classic (for example, Strade Bianche, Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Classica San Sebastian, Il Lombardia) then checkout our Complete a Classic/Monument Event (Hilly Version). If you are doing a shorter duration, this plan will still work, simply cut shorter the longer rides at the weekend.

To be capable of fully completing this plan you must be able to ride at least 80km per week. If you can ride more than this, you can simply start doing the key rides at your current best duration and progress very slowly until the plan catches up with you. If you aren't planning on doing a 200km event, you can simply cut down the weekend longer ride - this also means you can start at less than 80km. Email us if unsure!

This plan includes 2x core sessions per week, with link to instructional video which you can follow. It has one key ride per week, which must be done - you do not need to worry about the time, just get the miles completed. It has two rest days per week and the remaining sessions compliment the key ride. You can change the hill reps to be more similar to the type of hill you will face during your event. It would be very advantageous for you to visit the cobbles of the event you will be doing, this will allow you to test bike handling skills and comfort.

This plan is totally compatible (upload-able/exportable) with all good platforms including Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest and many more.

You can use any method to monitor your training, power, cadence, heart rate or rate of perceived exertion, although power is an advantage. You get key rides and further resources (links within the sessions on the calendar) to ensure you are capable across every aspect of cycling; nutrition, hydration, technique, tactics and of course performance.

All the sessions you will do come with comprehensive instructions, links to videos, blogs or downloads, plus they have the workout builder function; full power, heart rate and cadence targets (where applicable).

If you are using heart rate or RPE and would like a plan suited to this, please visit us at -> spokes.fit & we will gladly create one for you.

You also get access to the Spokes support groups.

You won’t find a training plan more comprehensive than this!

Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 09:28
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 09:28
Average Weekly Breakdown

Pav Bryan

Spokes - www.spokes.fit

BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru. Co-Founder and Performance Director at Spokes. Former Director and Head Coach at Direct Power Coaching and Nutritionally Fit. Team Manager at Direct Power Cycling Team. Pioneer of Truly Personal Coaching and Truly Personal Nutrition.

Responsible for a team of fifteen coaches, Pav is a well-respected coach within the cycling community. Pav is experienced in public speaking and has presented numerous times around the world.

Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1

1:00:00
59.6TSS
Zone 3 Ride + FTP - Session 2 - Shorter

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop sustainable power or race pace

10 min warm-up

30 min 80% FTP, 10 min 95% FTP, 5 min 55% FTP. RPM should remain constant throughout at +5 on average from previous FTP test. RPE will be high but this is an achievable session.

5 min cool-down

Checkout Pav Bryan's Ultimate Ride Fuel Guide for some help on how to fuel for this: https://spokes.fit/nutrition/pav-bryans-ultimate-ride-fuel-guide/

Sample Day 2

0:45:00
50TSS
Core Strength & Flexibility Workout (45 Min) (Pav Bryan's S&C Video)

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop core strength & flexibility, which will increase power output & comfort on the bike

We recommend that you follow the guidance of a qualified professional.

Check out Pav Bryan's video for ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKkbdbzshc8

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
55.2TSS
Early Season - "Sweetspot" Session 2

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop sustainable power or race pace

10 min warm-up

3x 8 min SS (88-93% of FTP/HR) with 8 min easy spin in-between. RPM +5 on previous FTP/HR test. RPE 7-8.

10 min cool-down

Ensure you are maximising your recovery potential using Pav Bryan's Ultimate Guide to Recovery -> https://spokes.fit/training/pav-bryans-ultimate-guide-to-recovery/

Sample Day 5

4:05:00
165.79TSS
Key Ride - Metric Century

The Goal Of This Session: is to build aerobic endurance, comfort and strategy towards your target ride

Nice & gentle ride, light gearing, little resistance, cadence high, nothing too taxing, hope the weather is nice :)

Check out the Spokes Base Miles Guide for how to make the most of these low intensity rides: https://spokes.fit/technique-tactics/how-to-get-the-most-from-base-rides/

Sample Day 6

0:40:00
23.6TSS
Moderate Cadence Drills

The Goal Of This Session: is to increase your leg speed & increase your efficiency 

10 min warm-up. 

Start with an easy cadence then every 2 min increase by 5 for a total of 8 minutes then take 2 min rest, focus on maintaining that cadence & not bouncing on the saddle

Repeat once then 12 min cool-down. 

Right down your max cadence in the box below

You change change the starting cadence to suit your needs - keep the gearing easy, this is about RPM not effort!

Here's a guide on improving pedalling efficiency: https://spokes.fit/training/how-to-pedal-efficiently/

Sample Day 6

0:45:00
50TSS
Core Strength & Flexibility Workout (45 Min) (Pav Bryan's S&C Video)

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop core strength & flexibility, which will increase power output & comfort on the bike

We recommend that you follow the guidance of a qualified professional.

Check out Pav Bryan's video for ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKkbdbzshc8

Sample Day 8

1:15:00
73TSS
Early Season - "Sweetspot" Session 3

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop sustainable power or race pace

10 min warm-up

4x 8 min SS (final interval is actually 10 minutes) (88-93% of FTP/HR) with 7 min easy spin in-between. RPM +5 on previous FTP/HR test. RPE 7-8.

10 min cool-down

Ensure you are maximising your recovery potential using Pav Bryan's Ultimate Guide to Recovery -> https://spokes.fit/training/pav-bryans-ultimate-guide-to-recovery/

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