La Vuelta Espagne 2019 Challenge!


Jon Baker, Ph.D Exercise Physiologist // UCI World Tour Coach // Sports Scientist

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4 Weeks

Typical Week

5 Bike, 1 Other

Longest Workout

1:34 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling beginner intermediate advanced masters weightloss time goal multi day power based tss based strength base period

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Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 05:08

Jon Baker, Ph.D


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.

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Sample Day 1

Stage 1 - TTT

Salinas de Torrevieja to Torrevieja (18 km). Profile link:

The race starts with a crucial TTT, and with a leaders jersey at stake. You take 10 pulls to help your team in this over-under session.

Sample Day 2

Stage 2 - FTP test

Benidorm to Calpe (193 km). Profile link:

Stage 2 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 categorised climbs of the race.

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 3

Stage 3

Ibi. to Alicante (186 km). Profile link:

A simple day in the peloton today, and you find yourself on bottle duty for the team. An easier day after two hard stages.

Sample Day 4

Stage 4

Cullera to El Puig (177 km): Profile link:

Stage 4 is one of the flattest in the whole Vuelta, with only the Puerto del Ornet climb (6.4km at 6km) separating you from the sprint finish.

Sample Day 5

Stage 5

L'Eliana to Javalambre Observatory (166 km): Profile link:

This is a classic Vuelta stage, always drags uphill, and especially into the final where you pull the peloton for your team leader right up till the Javalambre Observatory.

Sample Day 6

Stage 6

Mora de Rubielos to Ares del Maestrat (197 km). Profile link:

Today's stage runs through a remote mountain range with stunning views and categorised climbs at at the start and end of the stage.

Sample Day 7

Stage 15

Onda to Mas de la Costa (183 km). Profile link:

Today's stage starts with 80km of easy flat roads before quick fire punchy climb til the summit finish at Mas de la Costa.

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