Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 23, 2016

Landa wins Trentino overall, Kangert doubles stage wins Zoidl takes stage and overall lead on queen stage in Croatia; Joe Martin Stage Race kicks off with uphill TT; Meet Logan Owen, U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner; Preview: What you should know before watching the 2016 Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Tensions with Sanquer at Cofidis; Velon team up with FACE Partnership; Braf Huff: How I won the US criterium national championship; Bike path collapses above beach in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two; Safety notice for Cannondale Slate tubeless wheels; Coffee Outside: an outdoorsy twist to the coffee shop ride; Video: Liege-Bastogne-Liege preview; Video: Teams recon Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Braf Huff: How I won the US criterium national championship

by CyclingTips

Brad Huff (Rally) writes about his recent win at the US criterium national championships, as well as the days and weeks leading up to the race.

A few weeks prior to US Criterium Nationals I found myself sick and semi-stranded in Belgium. Luckily, I was in a safe place and with my best friend. My fitness was at a great point after racing the Volta ao Alentejo, but my immune system was a wreck. I was barely starting to feel like I could push the pedals again my last week in Belgium. But my best friend Lauren Hall had a few key workouts that fit right into my plan. She humbled me and pushed me just like I was in a race. Looking back, those workouts were spot on in getting my legs together.

Coming home for only a few days prior to the US Criterium National Championship race, I did my best to maximize my aerobic capacity so that I could handle a full-gas, 1 hour 50 minute criterium with riders who are hungry for their own championship run. The day before the race, our Rally team director Jonas Carney (two-time US Pro Criterium Champion) took us out for a 40ish minute motor pacing session …

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