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Do try this at home: Excalibur sprints to increase speed and power

After his initial post on becoming a better sprinter (like his fiancé Dani King!), coach Matt Rowe was keen to share another speed drill you can try on your own. If you try them, let us know how it went! Being powerful and fast is a desirable attribute for cyclists of all abilities. Whether it’s …

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How to become a faster sprinter

British track and road cyclists Danielle “Dani” King (Wiggle High5) is showing good form on the road this season. She kicked off her road season early with impressive results in Australia’s Santos Women’s Tour and Cadel Evan’s Great Ocean Road Race. She was always among the top contestants, especially in a sprint finish. King’s got …

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Avoid hitting the wall: ways to improve your pacing

Everyone has done it. You get so excited about the ride that you start out too hard only to pay for it later. It is a bit like the old story of the frog that won’t jump out of a pot if the water temperature is gradually increased to boiling – by the time you realise …

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8 tips to wash your kit and keep it looking new

Kits are expensive, and you’ll want to make sure they last as well as look and smell good. But one of the most destructive things to the technical fabric used in cycling kits is improper laundering. You should always read the care instructions on your clothing but here are some basic washing tips to limit wear, …

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How To Pedal Like A Pro

There is a technique to pedalling efficiently and smoothly, but many people ride without giving it a second thought. In this video, GCN explains how to get the most out of your pedal stroke with a few simple tips from the pros.

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High Speed Cornering Tips

photo by Veeral Patel Crowie has some invaluable tips stored away from his lifelong experience as a pro cyclist.  Most pro’s don’t know how to break down these skills and techniques to teach them properly to cyclists like you and me.  This is why I love listening to Crowie so much.   Here’s some great …

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The Trackstand

Whether it be on the track it self, the bunch in the morning, at the traffic lights commuting to work, or starting a mountain bike race, a track stand is one of those major skills in your quiver that everyone should learn. It helps your handling skills, by way of BALANCE. Simply taught, a track …

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More On Ankling

I just got back from a nice slow 120km morning ride and was paying close attention to my pedal stroke and in particular the ankling technique I was talking about yesterday.  I thought that since the topic is still fresh I may as well add a couple points to it. The ankling technique may feel …

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Efficiency Of Pedal Stroke – Ankling

For those of you who are wondering we had a spectacular roadtrip weekend at the Tour of Canberra.  All of us who all went along together had a great time and some excellent personal results were achieved. The weather was magnificent, no crashes, no mechanicals and some very difficult racing over lots of hills. My …

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Front Wheel Mayhem!

There’s a simple way to survive that daunting situation when you overlap wheels with the rider in front of you and his rear wheel is bumped:  Turn into the direction of contact. This means that if your front wheel bumps the rider’s rear wheel on your right side, turn your handlebar to the right.  This …

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