Complete a Classic/Monument Event (Check Description: Hilly & Cobbles) + Receive $50 in Vouchers!
Pav Bryan - BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru & Performance Director at Spokes.All plans by this Coach
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 hillier Classic events (for example, Strade Bianche, Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Classica San Sebastian, Il Lombardia). If you are doing a flatter Classic (for example, Omloop Het Niewsblad, Milan - San Remo, E3, Gent - Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, Paris - Roubaix), then checkout our Flat Classic plans. If you are doing a shorter duration, this plan will still work, simply cut shorter the longer rides at the weekend. If you are doing the Amstel Gold 240km or Liège-Bastogne-Liège 274km, then add duration to the longer rides.
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!
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|6:44 hrs||7:00 hrs|
Day Off x2
|1:30 hrs||0:45 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||6:44 hrs||7:00 hrs|
||1:30 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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