Tour de France 2019 Challenge!

Average Weekly Training Hours 05:12
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 05:12
Training Load By Week



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Sample Day 1
0:58:00
65.3TSS
Stage 1 - FTP test

Brussels to Brussels (192 km): Profile: https://bit.ly/2K3oBUd

Stage 1 is full of opportunity, and with an eye on the polka dot jersey, you make a move for the breakaway of the day and try to collect points on the first two categorised climbs.

This is a BIG 20 min effort - the classic FTP test. Afterwards, take 95% of the 20 min power and update your FTP in TrainingPeaks.

Sample Day 2
1:08:00
60.8TSS
Stage 2 TTT

Brussels to Brussels (28 km) Profile: https://bit.ly/2KvYhl3

The TTT is a crucial stage for your GC leader, and you take 12 pulls to help your team in this over-under session.

Sample Day 3
1:03:00
52.3TSS
Stage 3

Marne to Épernay (214 km) Profile: https://bit.ly/2Zii6jX

After yesterdays hard TTT, the pace is more controlled in the bunch today, as they let a small break go away. The pace builds in the final with a punchy kick to the finish line as the race moved from Belgium to Northern France.

Sample Day 4
0:59:00
46TSS
Stage 4

Reims to Nancy (215 km) Profile: https://bit.ly/2XxuHiG

Today is a classic sprinter stage, and you pull hard for the team at both the intermediate sprint and perform the readout in the final. FULL GAS!!!

Sample Day 5
1:04:00
58.4TSS
Stage 5

Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar (169 km) Profile: https://bit.ly/2Wo6nOO

We head in to the Vosges mountains and you head for the break chasing KOM points over four categorised climbs.

Sample Day 6
1:08:00
71.7TSS
Stage 6

Mulhouse to Plache des Belles Filles (154 km) Profile: https://bit.ly/2WRdBPv

Yesterday was hard stage, and you sit second in the KOM jersey competition. You hit out early to try and collect some points before the GC teams take over in the final on the gravel road to the finish at La Place des Belles Filles.

Sample Day 7
0:52:00
38.1TSS
Stage 7

Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saône (230 km) Profile: https://bit.ly/2wR0GyN

After a two hard days in the mountains, the pace is much easier on the longest stage of the race. You only work in the final to catch the break of the day to try to set things up for your sprinter.

Jon Baker, Ph.D
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PALMARES

Jon is an exercise physiologist with four years' experience coaching professional cyclists in the UCI World Tour. At PALMARES, we have helped athletes of all abilities achieve their goals by utilising the latest scientific knowledge and practical training methods.

Our training plans are intelligently designed, with shorter sessions mid-week and longer endurance work on the weekend. Providing the structure and consistency to improve, as well as time for friends, family and your career.